Paul Wilkins’ wrote an
excellent commentary on this technique, in which he proposes
to borrow terminology from the publishing industry to describe
each of these sorts of figures. I’ve adopted several of
his terms for use in my own figure markup, replacing
inset and so on.
I’ve written up XMDP for my figure markup—feel free to use it if you like.
As examples, here’s the markup for the two figures appearing in “A day at the races:”
<div class="figure stand-alone"> <p> <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/37699593@N00/1250927685/"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1117/1250927685_c6d1a3126f.jpg" alt="My $70 horse" /></a> </p> <p class="caption postamble"> Jay’s shot of Chief Teddybear winning <a href="http://www.dmtc.com/racinginfo/results/summary/070825.html" >race 3</a>. </p> </div>
<div class="figure inset"> <p> <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/kirinqueen/1254560550/"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1438/1254560550_887bb2c5d2_m.jpg" title="Jay’s on the left, Reed’s in the middle, and I’m on the right" alt="Jay, Reed, and me, at the racetrack" /></a> </p> <p class="caption postamble"> Enjoying the day with Jay and Reed </p> </div>