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NIMAS Exemplar 8: Ancillaries

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First posted on 10/26/06. Last Updated on 02/25/09.

Baseline NIMAS 1.1 Exemplar

The baseline NIMAS 1.1 files comprise the basic NIMAS fileset that would be submitted by an educational publisher.

This exemplar includes the following:

  • NIMAS 1.1-conformant XML content file
  • OEBPS 1.2-compliant package file (NIMAS OPF file)
  • -.pdf file of title/copyright pages
  • images

Download NIMAS 1.1 Exemplar 8

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 exemplar provides sample mark-up for the type of content often found in ancillaries: worksheets, charts, graphs. As an XML source file, it is not intended to be used as a student-ready or post-production version.

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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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 a required NIMAS 1.1 fileset.

HTML Extension Fileset

These HTML files have been converted from their XML versions by changing their extension.Please see the XHTML extension version for a true HTML file that validates to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional DTD.

The HTML extension fileset includes the following:

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

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XHTML Fileset

This XHTML validates to the XHTML 1.0 Transitional DTD. Its mark-up differs from that of the HTML extension-only files.

The XHTML fileset includes the following:

  • XHTML content file
  • images
  • css stylesheet

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NIMAS Conversion Tool HTML Version

The NIMAS Conversion Tool version is a student-ready output created with Exemplar 8'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

Document Type Definition (DTD)

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

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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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MathML (Mathematical Markup Language)

XML-based markup language used to display mathematical content.

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