Number of figures (<fig> elements) that appear in an article
This count does not include all graphics or supplementary audiovisual objects, just those that are tagged as <fig>s. Loose <graphic>s that appear outside figures are not counted. Multiple graphics within a <fig> or <fig-group> are not counted, but the <fig>s within a figure group are. The principle is that, if there were a “List of Figures”, this would be the number of items in that list.
Many elements in this DTD Suite were created explicitly for import conversion, that is, so that the intellectual work of tagging done by publishers would not be discarded when they converted material from another DTD to the Archiving DTD. The count elements are a perfect example of this rationale; they are conversion elements and should only be tagged if present in the original source.
The count elements are modeled as EMPTY elements (that is, elements that have no content and store their real values in one or more attributes) because the majority of journal DTDs that were examined in the course of preparing this DTD used this mechanism, an inheritance of the older MAJOUR-header DTD.
<!ELEMENT fig-count EMPTY >
This is an EMPTY element
... <abstract>... </abstract> <conference> <conf-date>1999</conf-date> <conf-name>The 27th annual ACM SI/GUCCS conference</conf-name> <conf-num>27</conf-num> <conf-loc>Denver, Colorado, United States</conf-loc> <conf-sponsor>ACM, Assoc. for Computing Machinery</conf-sponsor> <conf-theme>User services conference for university and college computing service organizations</conf-theme> <conf-acronym>SIGUCCS '99</conf-acronym> </conference> <counts> <fig-count count="5"/> <table-count count="3"/> <equation-count count="10"/> <ref-count count="26"/> <page-count count="6"/> <word-count count="2847"/> </counts> </article-meta> ... </body> <back>...