This is a good point: we should update the text of the guidelines
accordingly: plz could you submit this as a bug on SF?
On 27/04/11 09:10, Stefan Majewski wrote:
>> thank you for the clarification. I thought that formulas are being
>> treated as a completely own kind of object type, like a table.
> I had a very similar case to yours a few days ago when preparing a
> born-digital document. I'm quite relieved that I came up with the same
> solution Sebastian and Lou suggested, as I would not have seen from the
> text of the guidelines that a formula should be placed into figure.
> But, as I have a tendency to see first what the schema suggests and then
> read up on the details in the Guidelines, I got there myself. In the
> text, nevertheless, I do not find much about placing formulae in
> figures. I think that would be a good addition, because "Groups elements
> representing or containing graphic information such as an illustration
> or figure." as a description of<figure> is not too inviting to use it
> to contain<formula>.
> Depending on Matthias' use case it could be a good idea to explicitly
> set @placement to "inline", as figures tend to float. With formulae it
> is sometimes important to pin them down at a specific location of the
> text. Then, using e.g. the latex stylesheet yields (usually) the desired