The desc element contains the description of the current element.
The following list outlines some usages of the desc element:
- table and fig
- Provides more information than can be contained in the title.
- xref and link
- Provides a description of the target; processors MAY choose to display this text as hover help for a link.
- Provides alternate content to use when the context does not permit displaying the object.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
<fig><title>The Handshake</title> <desc>This image shows two hands clasped in a formal, business-like handshake.</desc> <image href="handshake.jpg"> <alt>The handshake</alt> </image> </fig>
The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.