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NIMAS Exemplar 3: Tables


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First posted on 03/08/06. 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-compliant XML content file
  • OEBPS 1.2-compliant package file
  • images
  • PDF file of print-version title page(s)

Download NIMAS 1.1 Exemplar 3

Please refer to Creating NIMAS Files for tips on creating NIMAS filesets.

Note about Images

Images provided with baseline filesets are 300 dpi as required by the Standard, and 72 dpi images are provided with X-/HTML and HTML extension-only filesets since they may be more appropriate for some uses. Simply swap out the images folder from one set to another if a different dpi is desired.

Comments about the Exemplar

This NIMAS exemplar is intended to show the capacity of the NIMAS to reproduce the layout and appearance of print-based instructional content using material, i.e., tables, that may be considered difficult to mark up in comparison with straight text. A balance was struck between replicating the print layout and creating a simple, easy-to-follow file. For those who prefer to create alternate versions of print-based content that replicates its source, these tables should provide examples as well as assurance. Individual tables are followed by images of source tables for comparison.

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.

HTML Extension Fileset

This fileset includes an HTML extension file that has been converted from its XML version by changing its extension (and a css stylesheet has been added); it is not intended as a true HTML version and should not be used as such. It is provided as a visual representation of the XML file only.

The HTML extension fileset includes the following:

  • NIMAS 1.1 HTML ext.-only content file
  • css stylesheet
  • images

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NIMAS Conversion Tool HTML Version

The NIMAS Conversion Tool version is a student-ready output created with Exemplar 3's Baseline 1.1 XML fileset as its source and using the NIMAS Conversion Tool to create an HTML output. The NIMAS Conversion Tool converts NIMAS-conformant XML filesets into leveled XML files and/or into leveled HTML files that can be opened and viewed in a browser.It includes image support, TOC generation, and MathML support. To learn more and to download the Tool, go to the NIMAS Conversion Tool page.

Download NIMAS Conversion Tool HTML Version

Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)

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

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MathML (Mathematical Markup Language)

XML-based markup language used to display mathematical content.

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