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Inside XML by Steven Holzner

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The <shape> Element

The <shape> element is the primary one in VML, although I rarely find myself using it in practice (I mostly use the predefined shapes based on <shape>). This element may appear by itself or within a <group> element. The <shape> element includes all the attributes in coreattrs and shapeattrs, and adds three more:

<!attlist shape %coreattrs; %shapeattrs;
type cdata #implied -- reference to shapetype --
adj cdata #implied -- list of adjust values for parameterized paths --
path cdata #implied -- string with command set describing a path --
>

For the sake of reference, all the attributes of this element and their descriptions appear in Table 19.2; note that VML attributes can be part of either the VML or the CSS namespaces. ...

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