A stylistically distinct word or phrase within the text, that cannot be tagged using any of the other mechanisms for such content. In other words: the content cannot be described with bold, italic, monospace or any of the other emphasis class elements and <named-content> is inappropriate because the semantic reason behind the typographic distinction is unknown or not clear.
This element is intended for archives who wish to preserve all of the differentiations made by the original publisher (even when the intent for such a distinction is unclear or not necessarily semantic) as well as for publishers and authors who want to make a stylistic rather than a semantic distinction.
The particular stylistic distinction can be named with the @style-type attribute, for publishers who want to keep a number of named styles consistent throughout the article, and the explicit styling can be recorded using the @style attribute.
This element replaces the font element that was in previous versions of the Tag Suite.
<!ELEMENT styled-content (#PCDATA %styled-content-elements;)* >
(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | fig | graphic | media | preformat | supplementary-material | table-wrap | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | bold | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sc | strike | underline | inline-graphic | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | def-list | list | mml:math | abbrev | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup | disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group)*
Any combination of:
<article-title>, <attrib>, <bold>, <comment>, <conf-theme>, <copyright-statement>, <def-head>, <element-citation>, <ext-link>, <funding-statement>, <inline-formula>, <inline-supplementary-material>, <italic>, <kwd>, <license-p>, <mixed-citation>, <monospace>, <named-content>, <overline>, <p>, <preformat>, <product>, <related-article>, <related-object>, <roman>, <sc>, <strike>, <styled-content>, <sub>, <subtitle>, <sup>, <supplement>, <target>, <td>, <term>, <term-head>, <textual-form>, <th>, <title>, <trans-title>, <underline>, <verse-line>, <xref>
... <body> <p><styled-content specific-use="print" style="drop cap">D</styled-content>etecting pancreatic cancer in its early stages is complicated by the non-specificity and variety of its symptoms, many of which may go unnoticed or be seen as indicia of other diseases or medical conditions. Symptoms commonly occuring include upper abdominal pain traversing to the back, weight loss, decreased appetite, and jaundice. ...</p> <sec>...</sec> </body> ...