Array (Simple Tabular Array)

Defines an arrangement of material in rows and columns that is not a true table but merely a small block of one or more rows and columns in the flow of the narrative, typically presented as a block with space before it and after it. This element uses the XHTML table body element (<tbody>) or a graphic (<graphic>) to express the rows and columns.)


Display Note: An <array> element is not allowed to float; it is tied to its position in the text. True tables are allowed to float in text or be anchored, as determined by the value of their @position attribute.


content-type Type of Content
id Identifier
orientation Orientation
specific-use Specific Use
xml:lang Language

Related Elements

Conversion Note: A Typical <array> has no label, title, or caption. Row and column material that has labels, titles, or captions should be tagged as a table element (<table-wrap>) . The <array> model has been allowed to add such aspects as labels to capture the style of publishers who make a large distinction between numbered complex tables and unnumbered simple tables.

A graphic containing simple tabular material that occurs within a paragraph or between two paragraphs should be tagged as an <array>, not merely as a loose <graphic> or as a <fig> or <table>.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  array        %array-model;                                >

Expanded Content Model

(alt-text | long-desc | email | ext-link | uri)*, 
((alternatives | graphic | media)* | tbody), 
(attrib | permissions)*)


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<abstract>, <ack>, <alternatives>, <app>, <app-group>, <bio>, <body>, <boxed-text>, <chem-struct>, <disp-formula>, <disp-quote>, <fig>, <glossary>, <license-p>, <named-content>, <notes>, <p>, <ref-list>, <sec>, <styled-content>, <supplementary-material>, <td>, <term>, <th>, <trans-abstract>


<p><italic>Goniocyclus hannibalensis</italic> is founded on specimens that
cannot be related to a precise stratgraphic position within the excavated
succession; consequently faunal relationships cannot be expressed with certainty.
...Preliminary reports of the ancestral
<italic>Goniocyclus</italic> species are described as:
<td><sc>Goniatitina</sc> (Hyatt, 1884)</td>
<td><sc>Pericyclaceae</sc> (Hyatt, 1900)</td>
<td><sc>Pericyckidae</sc> (Hyatt, 1900)</td>
<td><sc>Goniocyclus</sc> (Gordon, 1986)</td>
<td>Type Species</td>
<td><italic>Goniatites blairi</italic> (Miller and Gurley, 1896)</td>