formalgroup — A group of formal objects, for example subfigures.


formalgroup ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • fgstyle
  • floatstyle
  • pgwide (enumeration)
    • “0”
    • “1”

Additional Constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.


A formalgroup is a container for several formal objects (figure, table, example, and equation elements). Placing them in a container allows the processing system to style them together or place them as related elements.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


Holds style of formalgroup - this can be used to specify desired layout and positioning of subfigures


Specifies style information to be used when rendering the float


Indicates if the element is rendered across the column or the page

Enumerated values:

The element should be rendered in the current text flow (with the flow column width).


The element should be rendered across the full text page.


These elements contain formalgroup: abstract, acknowledgements, annotation, answer, appendix, article, bibliodiv, bibliography, bibliolist, blockquote, callout, calloutlist, caption (db.caption), caution, chapter, colophon, constraintdef, danger, dedication, entry, example, figure, footnote, glossary, glossdef, glossdiv, glosslist, important, index, indexdiv, informalexample, informalfigure, itemizedlist, legalnotice, listitem, meta (db.meta.content), msgexplan, msgtext, note, orderedlist, para, partintro, preface, procedure, qandadiv, qandaset, question, refsect1, refsect2, refsect3, refsection, refsynopsisdiv, result, revdescription, sect1, sect2, sect3, sect4, sect5, section, setindex, sidebar, simplesect, step, taskprerequisites, taskrelated, tasksummary, td, textobject, th, tip, toc, tocdiv, topic, variablelist, warning.


The following elements occur in formalgroup: equation, example, figure, info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titleonlyreq.info), table (db.cals.table), table (db.html.table), title, titleabbrev.