The <desc> element contains the description of the current element.

The following list outlines some usages of the <desc> element:

<table> and <fig>
Provides more information than can be contained in the title.
<xref> and <link>
Provides a description of the target; processors MAY choose to display this text as hover help for a link.
Provides alternate content to use when the context does not permit displaying the object.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/desc


<fig><title>The Handshake</title>
<desc>This image shows two hands clasped in a formal, 
business-like handshake.</desc>
<image href="handshake.jpg">
 <alt>The handshake</alt>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.

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