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Re: solution for images

On Sun, 7 May 2000, Dan Kuykendall wrote:

> Is there a way to embed an image, such as a screen shot?

Sure there is.
see:  MediaObject     <mediaobject> . . . </mediaobject>

from Norm Walsh's "DocBook: The Definitive Guide" ISBN: 156592-580-7
[this is your bible -- keep a copy of the HTML version on your machine 
at all times]


<!DOCTYPE mediaobject PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
<imagedata fileref="figures/eiffeltower.eps" format="eps">
<imagedata fileref="figures/eiffeltower.gif" format="gif">
<phrase>The Eiffel Tower</phrase>
<para>Designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1889, The Eiffel Tower is one of the
most widely recognized buildings in the world.

 . . . .

The primary purpose of the MediaObject is to provide a wrapper around a 
set of alternative presentations of the
same information.

If possible, the processing system should use the content of the first 
object within the MediaObject. If the first
object cannot be used, the remaining objects should be considered in 
the order that they occur. A processor should
use the first object that it can, although it is free to choose any of 
the remaining objects if the primary one cannot be

Under no circumstances should more than one object in a MediaObject be 
used or presented at the same time.

For example, a MediaObject might contain a video, a high resolution 
image, a low resolution image, a long text
description, and a short text description. In a "high end" online 
system, the video is used. For print publishing, the
high resolution image is used. For other online systems, either the 
high or low resolution image is used, possibly
including the short text description as the online alternative. In a 
text-only environment, either the long or short
text descriptions are used.

Future Changes

In DocBook V5.0, MediaObject will replace Graphic.



Martin Wheeler         -         StarTEXT - Glastonbury - BA6 9PH - England
[1] mwheeler@startext.co.uk                      http://www.startext.co.uk/
[2] mwheeler@startext.f9.co.uk

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