<sc> Small Caps

Used to mark text that should appear in a font that creates smaller capital letters.


The @toggle attribute controls the behavior of this element. When the value of @toggle is set to “no”, the emphasized text remains in the requested style, no matter what the surrounding text does. When the value of @toggle is “yes”, if the surrounding text is set to the same emphasis style, the text within this element will change to another emphasis style, so that the text will always be typographically distinct from its surroundings.
Using the element <italic> as an example, setting the @toggle attribute to “no” would mean that material marked as italics will always be italics, even in an italic context. In contrast, if the @toggle attribute was set to “yes” on the <italic> element, if the formatting context imposes italics (whether due to another <italic> element, a stylesheet, some CSS, or other means), then the italics would be turned off within that context, making the emphasized text emphasized by contrast, but not italic. The <italic> element would still produce italics everywhere else.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any combination of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  sc           (#PCDATA %emphasized-text;)*                 >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | citation-alternatives | element-citation | mixed-citation | std | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | num | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | inline-media | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | index-term | index-term-range-end | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | tbx:entailedTerm | xref | std-ref | sub | sup)*

Tagged Sample

Emphasis within text

<sec id="sec1.3.3">
 <title>Field names</title>
 <p>Names of fields are referenced in small uppercase (e.g., 
  <sc>name</sc>) followed by the word bit or the word field. 
  Values contained in the field are referenced in small uppercase 
  and are not followed by the word bit or the word field.</p>
<sec id="sec9.2.3.2">
 <title>PS administrator authentication failure count value</title>
 <p>The password store contains the PS Administrator Authentication 
  Failure Count value and a value set by the <sc>ps administrator 
  authentication failure tracking</sc> field (see 
  <xref ref-type="sec" rid="sec9."></xref>).</p>