<inline-media> Inline Media Object

Description of and pointer to an external file that holds an inline media object (for example, a pronunciation file for a word or character).


The element <inline-media> relates to the <media> element as the <inline-graphic> element relates to <graphic>.
The “content” of the <inline-media> element is not the media object itself, but information concerning the object and a pointer to the object. The external file that contains the object is named by the @xlink:href attribute.
Related Elements
This Suite contains several elements that describe and point to non-XML material: <graphic>, <inline-graphic>, <media>, and <inline-media>. The elements <graphic> and <inline-graphic> contain a pointer to a still image (such as a photograph, diagram, line drawing, etc.) that is part of the document. The elements <media> and <inline-media> contain a pointer to a non-XML, frequently binary, object (such as a movie, audio clip, dataset, pronunciation file, or other non-XML format).

Base Attributes

Linking Attributes

xlink:href (REQUIRED)
xlink:type (fixed value = simple)


xmlns:xlink (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink)
Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  inline-media (#PCDATA %inline-media-elements;)*           >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | alt-text | long-desc | email | ext-link | uri | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | num | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | named-content | styled-content | sub | sup)*

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