The <fig> element is a figure (sometimes called an "exhibit") with an optional title for a wide variety of content. A figure commonly contains an image or artwork, but it can contain several kinds of text objects as well. A title is placed inside the figure to provide a caption that describes the content.

Use the <desc> element to provide a longer description of the figure following the title.

Content models

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


- topic/fig


<fig expanse="column">
  <title>The Handshake</title>
  <image href="handshake.jpg" placement="break">
    <alt>The Handshake</alt>


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

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