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Introduction to CNXML tags

Tags in the Edit-In-Place drop-down menu Block tags you must manually insert Inline tags you must manually insert

When you select an element from the drop-down menu and click "Add Here," Edit-In-Place inserts a text box in which you can enter your information for that CNXML element. The opening and closing bracketed tags (what's this?) are written and inserted for you. To add elements to your module that are not in the drop-down menu you must manually write in the code. To do this, click "Switch to Editing Full Source" (for the full module) or open an editable element by clicking on it (for small changes to a single portion of the module). For many elements, such as emphasis, or note, this is not complicated. Just add the opening and closing tags (what's this?) around the text you want to modify, as shown in the following examples:

Example 1: emphasis

This CNXML:

It is <emphasis>very important</emphasis> to turn 
the gas off when you have finished using the stove. 
Otherwise you might cause an explosion.

Results in this display:

It is very important to turn the gas off when you have finished using the stove. Otherwise, you might cause an explosion.

Example 2: note

This CNXML:

It is very important to turn the gas off when you 
have finished using the stove. <note>Otherwise, you 
might cause an explosion.</note>

Results in this display:

It is very important to turn the gas off when you have finished using the stove.

Note:

Otherwise, you might cause an explosion.

Other elements are more complicated, either by the need for attributes (what's this?) or by strict usage requirements, such as child/parent relationships (what's this?). Information on attributes, children, and parents, as well as examples of each element's use, can be found in the Complete CNXML tag list.

Additional help topics: Connexions Tutorial and Reference, About CNXML

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