Indicates whether a display object such as a figure, table, boxed-text, etc. must be anchored in its exact location within the text or may float, for example, to the top of the next page, into the next column, or within a separate window.

Attribute Values

In Elements

<boxed-text> Boxed Text
<chem-struct-wrapper> Chemical Structure Wrapper
<fig> Figure
<fig-group> Figure Group
<graphic> Graphic
<preformat> Preformatted Text
<supplementary-material> Supplementary Material
<table-wrap> Table Wrapper
<table-wrap-group> Table Wrapper Group
Value Meaning
anchor The object must remain in its exact location in the text flow.
float The object is not anchored and may be moved to a new column, a new window, a new page, the end of the document, etc.
margin In print, the object should be placed in the margin or gutter; online, the object should remain closely associated with the text.
Default value: float