Indicates whether a display object, such as a figure, table, boxed-text, etc., must be anchored in its exact location within the text or may float, for example, to the top of the next page, into the next column, or within a separate window

Attribute Values

In Elements

<boxed-text>, <chem-struct-wrap>, <fig>, <fig-group>, <graphic>, <media>, <preformat>, <supplementary-material>, <table-wrap>, <table-wrap-group>
Value Meaning
anchor The object must remain in its exact location in the text flow.
float The object is not anchored and may be moved to a new column, a new window, a new page, the end of the document, etc.
margin In print, the object should be placed in the margin or gutter; online, the object should remain closely associated with the text.
Default value: float