NIMAS Exemplar 4: Mathematics
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First posted on 05/05/06. 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 (NIMAS OPF file)
- -.pdf file of title page
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.
Comment about the Exemplar
This exemplar demonstrates one NIMAS-conformant presentation of mathematical content. Please note the following regarding mark-up of math and math-related content:
National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)
A technical standard used to produce XML-based source files for print-based educational materials.View in glossary
Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY)
Technical standard for producing accessible and navigable multimedia documents.View in glossary
Document Type Definition (DTD)
Discrete set of XML tags, targeted at a particular type of application.View in glossary
XML (EXtensible Markup Language)
Universal format for structured documents and data. Set of rules, guidelines, and conventions for designing text formats for data.View in glossary
Identifies all other files in a publication and provides descriptive and access information about them.View in glossary
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.View in glossary
dpi (dots per inch)
Standard measurement for image resolution.View in glossary
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
Non-proprietary markup language based on SGML. Created and processed by a wide range of tools from simple to complex.View in glossary
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
This XHTML fileset validates to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional DTD. Its mark-up differs from that of the other files.
The XHTML fileset includes the following:
- XHTML content file
- css stylesheet
NIMAS Conversion Tool HTML Version
The NIMAS Conversion Tool version is a student-ready output created with Exemplar 4'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.
Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)
Provides the capacity to separate the layout and style of a web page from the content.View in glossary
MathML (Mathematical Markup Language)
XML-based markup language used to display mathematical content.View in glossary