glossary

glossary — A glossary.

Synopsis

glossary ::= [-]

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • label
  • status

Additional Constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.

Description

A glossary contains a collection of terms and brief descriptions or definitions of those terms.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A glossary in a book frequently causes a forced page break in print media.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

label

Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes

status

Identifies the editorial or publication status of the element on which it occurs

Parents

Examples

<glossary xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example Glossary</title>

<para>This is not a real glossary, it's just an example.
</para>

<!-- ... -->

<glossdiv><title>E</title>

<glossentry xml:id="xml"><glossterm>Extensible Markup Language</glossterm>
  <acronym>XML</acronym>
<glossdef>
  <para>Some reasonable definition here.</para>
  <glossseealso otherterm="sgml">SGML</glossseealso>
</glossdef>
</glossentry>

</glossdiv>

<!-- ... -->

<glossdiv><title>S</title>

<glossentry><glossterm>SGML</glossterm>
<glosssee otherterm="sgml"/>
</glossentry>

<glossentry xml:id="sgml"><glossterm>Standard Generalized
  Markup Language</glossterm><acronym>SGML</acronym>
  <abbrev>ISO 8879:1986</abbrev>
<glossdef>
  <para>Some reasonable definition here.</para>
  <glossseealso otherterm="xml">XML</glossseealso>
</glossdef>
</glossentry>

</glossdiv>
</glossary>

This is not a real glossary, it's just an example.

Last revised by Norman Walsh on (git hash: a5bf9d0f457b11f1d181c442e7789af392c4e1b6 9ea0f4c253876426b585b1ed5a3a381a983013c5)