glossterm (db.glossterm)

glossterm — A glossary term.

Synopsis

glossterm (db.glossterm) ::= [-]

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • baseform

Additional Constraints

  • @linkend on glossterm must point to a glossentry.

Description

A glossterm identifies a term that appears in a glossary or glosslist. This element occurs in two very different places: it is both an inline, and a structure element of a glossentry. As an inline, it identifies a term defined in a glossary, and may point to it. Within a glossentry, it identifies the term defined by that particular entry.

Processing expectations

As an inline, glossterms frequently get special typographic treatment, such as italics. In an online environment, they may also form a link (explicitly or implicitly) to the corresponding definition in a glossary.

The glossterms must not be nested within other glossterms. The processing of nested glossterms is undefined.

As part of a glossentry, glossterms are usually set as a block and separated from the definition.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

baseform

Specifies the base form of the term, the one that appears in the glossary. This allows adjectival, plural, and other variations of the term to appear in the element. The element content is the default base form.

See Also

firstterm, glossterm (db._glossterm)

Examples

See glossary for an example using this element.

Last revised by Norman Walsh on (git hash: 4a070f84c9fc7bc85cf9f71d71fa54f4db18f973 a835fdf61c7f87ce1038e2869080d80ea67d3696)