ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015

10 Article Authoring Tag Set, version 1.1 • 10.5 Attributes

10.5.78 @preformat-type Type of Preformatted Text

Type of content contained in the <preformat> element (for example, shape poetry, ASCII art, hand-created tabulations using tabs and spaces, etc.).

Many journal tag sets make distinctions among different types of preformatted text (some by means of attributes, others with distinct elements). In this Tag Set, there are two elements to handle preformatted material:

  • the <code> to hold computer programs, tagged XML documents, samples of XML DTDs or schemas, etc., and the

  • <preformat> element, which contains non-code material such as ASCII art, man-machine dialogs, tabular material made with tabs and whitespace, and formatted poetry.

. The distinctions between different types of preformatted text can be preserved using the @preformat-type attribute, for example, by recording the content type of the text, such as ascii-art.

In element <preformat>, this attribute may be used if the element is used.
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters A word or phrase that describes the content or names the type of content for the <preformat> element, for example, man-machine for a man-machine dialog interaction or poetry for an e.e.cummings formatted textual poem.