Type of Link


Identifies XLink element types, using a fixed (unchanging) indicator that states that the associated element is an XML simple link (meaning a one-ended link)


A user cannot change the value of this attribute; it is only for use by the software.

Attribute Values

In Elements

<abbrev> Abbreviation or Acronym; <bio> Biography; <chem-struct> Chemical Structure (Display); <citation> Citation; <collab> Collaborative (Group) Author; <contract-num> Contract/Grant Number; <contract-sponsor> Contract/Grant Sponsor; <contrib> Contributor; <email> Email Address; <ext-link> External Link; <graphic> Graphic; <inline-graphic> Graphic, Inline; <inline-supplementary-material> Inline Supplementary Material; <institution> Institution Name: in an Address; <license> License Information; <media> Media Object; <named-content> Named Special (Subject) Content; <product> Product Information; <related-article> Related Article Information; <self-uri> URI for This Same Article Online; <supplementary-material> Supplementary Material; <uri> Uniform Resource Indicator (URI)
Value Meaning
simple The link is an XML simple (one-ended) link. (This is one of several valid XLink linktypes.)
Restriction: This attribute value may not be changed.