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Element Name: para
Description: Container used inside non-statutory-material to hold the actual textual material such as a poem.
Bills DTD Content Model: (#PCDATA | quote | bold | italic | linebreak | pagebreak)*
Name: justification
Description: Used with the element para to indicate the placement on the page of non-statutory-material. The default is “left”.
Value(s): left, center, right
Default Value: left
Name: para-indent
Description: Used with the element para to describe the number of “ems” to indent the text of non-statutory-material. Default is “1”.
Value(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Default Value: 1
Parent Elements:
  • non-statutory-material