<styleLink> (Numbering Style Definition)

This element specifies that the parent abstract numbering definition is the base numbering definition for the specified numbering style referenced in its @val attribute.

If this element is omitted, or it references a style which does not exist, then this numbering definition shall not be the underlying properties for a numbering style.


[E: Consider the WordprocessingML fragment below, representing an abstract numbering definition which defines the properties for a numbering style:

  <w:abstractNum w:abstractNumId="5">
    <w:styleLink w:val="ExampleNumberingStyle" /></w:abstractNum>
  <w:style w:type="numbering" w:styleId="ExampleNumberingStyle">
    <w:name w:val="ExampleNumberingStyle" />
        <w:numId w:val="6" />

The <styleLink> element specifies that the abstract numbering definition defines the properties for a numbering style whose @styleId matches its @val attribute, and is defined in the <styles> element of the WordprocessingML. ]

Parent Elements




<val> (String Value)

Specifies that its contents will contain a string.

The contents of this string are interpreted based on the context of the parent XML element.

  <w:pStyle w:val="heading1" /> 

The value of the @val attribute is the ID of the associated paragraph style's styleId.

However, consider the following fragment:

  <w:alias w:val="SDT Title Example" />

In this case, the decimal number in the @val attribute is the caption of the parent structured document tag. In each case, the value is interpreted in the context of the parent element. ]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_String simple type (§2.18.89).

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_String">
	<attribute name="val" type="ST_String" use="required"/>