The startflag takes an optional image reference and an optional alt-text element for identifying the beginning of flagged content. If an image is specified, the specified image will be used to flag the beginning of the content, with the alt-text contents as alternative text. If alt-text is specified without an image, that text will be used to flag the content instead of an image. If no image and no alt-text are specified, then this element has no defined purpose. The startflag element is allowed inside either prop or revprop.


alt-text (optional)

Contained by

prop, revprop


Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
imageref The relative path or URL to the image file. The attribute uses conventional URL syntax to point to the resource: href="../images/construction.gif" CDATA #IMPLIED yes

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