Inline Supplementary Material

An in-text link to an external file that provides supplementary information for the document, for example, an audio clip


content-type Type of Content
id Identifier
mime-subtype Mime Subtype
mimetype Mime Type
xlink:actuate Actuating the Link
xlink:href Href (Linking Mechanism)
xlink:role Role of the Link
xlink:show Showing the Link
xlink:title Title of the Link
xlink:type Type of Link
xmlns:xlink XLink Namespace Declaration

Related Elements

This Suite contains several elements to describe non-XML material: <graphic>, <inline-graphic>, <media>, <supplementary-material>, and <inline-supplementary-material>. The elements <graphic> and <inline-graphic> are used for still images, i.e., photographs, diagrams, etc. The distinction between the other elements is more subtle. The element <media> should be used for movies, audio clips, or media in other formats which are intrinsic to the document’s content, that is, the media object is discussed within the document. The elements <supplementary-material> and <inline-supplementary-material> should be used for films, audio clips, or other material which enhances a document, but which is not discussed as part of the document.

Use <inline-supplementary-material> to mark up text references to supplementary material where the reference appears in the regular flow of the text and does not have a preview image or separate caption. Conversely, use <supplementary-material> for a more complicated reference, where the supplementary material resembles a figure in that it can be positioned as a floating or anchored object and may take a caption.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  inline-supplementary-material
                         %inline-supplementary-material-elements;)*  >

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | alt-text | long-desc | email | ext-link | multi-link | uri | bold | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | named-content | styled-content | sub | sup)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<aff>, <alternatives>, <alt-title>, <article-title>, <attrib>, <bold>, <book-title>, <collection-name>, <comment>, <def-head>, <italic>, <license-p>, <meta-value>, <monospace>, <named-content>, <overline>, <p>, <product>, <roman>, <sans-serif>, <sc>, <strike>, <styled-content>, <sub>, <subtitle>, <sup>, <td>, <term>, <term-head>, <th>, <title>, <trans-subtitle>, <trans-title>, <underline>


<p>The molecular determinants of transcription-complex stability
and processivity are understood poorly. Several competing
mechanistic models of RNAP function have been proposed ...</p>
<supplementary-material id="S1"
<label>Additional material</label>
<p>Supplementary PDF file supplied by authors.</p>
<p>RNAPs seem to have arisen twice in evolution (see the
xlink:title="local_file" xlink:href="timeline">Timeline
</inline-supplementary-material>. A large family of multisubunit
RNAPs includes bacterial enzymes, archeal enzymes, eukaryotic
nuclear RNAPs, plastid-encoded chloroplast RNAPs, and RNAPs
from some eukaryotic viruses. Members of this family exhibit
extensive sequence and structural similarities ...</p>