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$Date: 2002-06-12 07:19:37 -0400 (Wed, 12 Jun 2002) $

term — The word or phrase being defined or described in a variable list


Mixed Content Model

term ::=


Common attributes


The Term in a VarListEntry identifies the thing that is described or defined by that entry.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Terms are usually formatted to make them stand out with respect to the text that follows. The best presentation depends on several factors, including the number and length of the terms. The TermLength attribute on the containing VariableList may influence the presentation of Terms. See VariableList.

Future Changes

The InterfaceDefinition element will be discarded in DocBook V4.0. It will no longer be available in the content model of this element.


These elements contain term: varlistentry.


For examples, see variablelist.