Type of Figure


Identifies the type of figure being displayed, for example, a cartoon, chart, diagram, drawing, exhibit, illustration, map, plate, schema, workflow, etc.


This attribute was created to preserve existing content. Many journal DTDs make a distinction between different types of graphical objects (some with attributes, others with distinct elements). In this DTD, all these will be figures tagged using the <fig> element. The distinctions between different types of figures can be preserved using the Type of Figure attribute, e.g., by recording the content type of the figure such as “map”.

Attribute Values

In Element

<fig> Figure
Value Meaning
Data characters Text, numbers, or special characters that name the type of object shown in the figure, for example, “diagram”, “chart”, or “map”.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.