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NIMAS Exemplar 11: SVG-Format Images


The content of this exemplar has been developed for the purpose of displaying SVG-format images in a NIMAS-compliant fileset. These files should not be re-posted to other sites, nor may they be sold for commercial purposes. Organizations wishing to make this content available to others may link to this page in order to obtain the most current versions.Questions about this exemplar should be addressed to

First posted on 12/09/08. Last Updated on 02/25/09.

Baseline NIMAS 1.1 Exemplar

The baseline NIMAS files comprise the basic NIMAS 1.1 fileset that would be submitted by an educational publisher. NIMAS 1.1 is based on the DAISY 2005 DTD; publishers and other producers are encouraged to use full DAISY mark-up wherever possible.

This exemplar includes the following:

  • NIMAS 1.1 XML file
  • OEBPS 1.2 package file (NIMAS OPF file)
  • -.pdf file of a title page
  • images

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National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)

A technical standard used to produce XML-based source files for print-based educational materials.

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Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY)

Technical standard for producing accessible and navigable multimedia documents.

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Document Type Definition (DTD)

Discrete set of XML tags, targeted at a particular type of application.

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XML (EXtensible Markup Language)

Universal format for structured documents and data. Set of rules, guidelines, and conventions for designing text formats for data.

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PDF (Portable Document Format)

Universal computer file type used to exchange and view documents on any computer with Adobe Acrobat or Foxit Reader software installed.

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Supplementary Files

The supplementary files included here are not part of the required NIMAS fileset. The separate, full XHTML file with content images can be considered a student-ready version of the exemplar.

XHTML Fileset

XHTML file. This XHTML validates to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional DTD. Its mark-up differs from that of the baseline XML file.

The XHTML fileset includes the following:

  • XHTML content file
  • images

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NIMAS Conversion Tool HTML Version

This HTML version was created using the NIMAS Conversion Tool version 2.1 (April, 2009). It includes the following:

  • HTML files
  • css files
  • images

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Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)

Provides the capacity to separate the layout and style of a web page from the content.

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