informalfigure — A untitled figure.


informalfigure ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • floatstyle
  • label
  • pgwide (enumeration)
    • “0”
    • “1”
  • type

Additional Constraints

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


An informalfigure is a figure without a title. Figures often contain mediaobjects, or other large display elements.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


Specifies style information to be used when rendering the float


Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes


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.


Identifies the type of figure


These elements contain informalfigure: abstract, acknowledgements, annotation, answer, appendix, article, bibliodiv, bibliography, bibliolist, blockquote, callout, calloutlist, caption (db.caption), caution, chapter, colophon, constraintdef, cover, 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 informalfigure: address, anchor, annotation, bibliolist, blockquote, bridgehead, calloutlist, caption (db.caption), caution, classsynopsis, cmdsynopsis, constraintdef, constructorsynopsis, danger, destructorsynopsis, enumsynopsis, epigraph, equation, example, fieldsynopsis, figure, formalgroup, formalpara, funcsynopsis, glosslist, important, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), info (, informalequation, informalexample, informalfigure, informaltable (db.cals.informaltable), informaltable (db.html.informaltable), itemizedlist, literallayout, macrosynopsis, mediaobject, methodsynopsis, msgset, note, orderedlist, packagesynopsis, para, procedure, productionset, programlisting, programlistingco, qandaset, remark, revhistory, screen, screenco, screenshot, segmentedlist, sidebar, simpara, simplelist, synopsis, table (db.cals.table), table (db.html.table), task, tip, typedefsynopsis, unionsynopsis, variablelist, warning.

See Also

Related elements: equation, example, figure, informalequation, informalexample, informaltable, table.


 1 |<article xmlns=''>
   |<title>Example informalfigure</title>
 5 |<mediaobject>
   |  <imageobject condition="print">
   |    <info>
   |      <author>
   |        <personname>
10 |          <firstname>Norman</firstname>
   |          <surname>Walsh</surname>
   |        </personname>
   |      </author>
   |      <pubdate>1998</pubdate>
15 |    </info>
   |    <imagedata fileref="figs/print/db5d_ref10.pdf" format="PDF" role="keep-together"/>
   |  </imageobject>
20 |  <imageobject condition="web">
   |    <imagedata fileref="figs/web/db5d_ref10.png" format="PNG"/>
   |  </imageobject>
   |  <textobject>
25 |    <phrase>Wat Arun</phrase>
   |  </textobject>
   |  <caption><para>Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn, on the Chao Phraya
   |  River in Bangkok, Thailand. In April 1998, Wat Arun was in the
30 |  midst of renovation.</para></caption>
Wat Arun

Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn, on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand. In April 1998, Wat Arun was in the midst of renovation.