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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Re: DocBook 5.x - the difference between mediaobjectand inlinemediaobject

mediaobject is a block-level element, while inlinemediaobject is an 
inline. There are subtleties for where these are allowed and how they 
are rendered.

The block level, for example, is usually rendered on a new line, where 
the inline is rendered in-place. It might be easier to see the 
difference in a FO rendering, as the browser may be wrapping your inline 
  to look the same as the block level?



John Brown wrote:
> Warren Young <warren <at> etr-usa.com> writes:
>> John Brown wrote:
>>> Isn't everything "inline"?
>> No.
>> Let us say our media object is FOO.
>> We may insert FOO inline.  Or, we may reference
>>       FOO
>> as a block-level object separately.
>> As with everything in DocBook, this presentation issue isn't specified
>> by DocBook itself.
> I understand the concept fully. Instead of just having <bold> or
> something similar, we are forced to type <emphasis role="strong">. That
> way, they can truthfully say that DocBook specifies the content and not
> the appearance of a document.
>>  But, the two different tags exist because these two
>> ways of showing graphics and such are common needs, with common default
>> interpretations.
> That's what I need to know. What are these default interpretations?
> The mediaobject in question is an image file (PNG, 8.5in X 11in, 300
> dpi). Do you mean that an inlinemediaobject should just be displayed on
> the page, but a mediaobject should be a hyperlink that might display
> the image in a new page, or maybe launch an external application to
> display the image?
>>  You use 'inline' for something small that can be read
>> right along with the text, and regular presentation for everything else.
> When I generate HTML, I see not the slightest difference between
> mediaobject and inlinemediaobject, which is why I'm asking. I have not
> tried inlinemediaobject with FO yet, but mediaobjects are certainly
> displayed "inline".
> In case it's relevant, I am using xsltproc and FOP-trunk (late March
> / early April).
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