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Descriptive attributes for \fig ...\fig* #27

klassenjm opened this Issue Jul 8, 2016 · 0 comments


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klassenjm commented Jul 8, 2016


Update the specification for figure (\fig ...\fig*) to follow the syntax for assigning word-level descriptive attributes (USFM 3.0 #24)

  • Use of vertical bar as multiple attribute separator is deprecated.
  • Since multiple attributes are required, there is no single, un-named default.
  • Backward compatible use of un-named attributes in \fig …\fig* would be strictly interpreted according to the USFM 2.x order.


  • alt - short, free-form description of image
  • *src - filename
  • *size - relative size
  • loc - location / range
  • copy - rights holder / copyright information
  • *ref - scripture reference

* = required

USFM 2.x (note empty optional parameters)

\fig |avnt016.jpg|span|||At once they left their nets.|1.18\fig*

USFM 3.0 (as above with required attributes named)

\fig At once they left their nets.|src="avnt016.jpg" size="span" ref="1.18"\fig*

The illustration caption is expressed as the marked content. This structure is best aligned with the existing USX 2.5 expression which encodes the caption as element content.

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