DocBook 5.2: The Definitive Guide  (Version 5.2.6 for DocBook 5.2b09a)


seealso — Part of an index term directing the reader also to another entry in the index.


seealso ::= [-]


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • class (enumeration)
    • “normal”
    • “under”


The use of seealso in an indexterm indicates that the reader should be directed elsewhere in the index for additional information.

The content of seealso identifies another term in the index that the reader should consult in addition to the current term.

Processing expectations

Suppressed. This element provides data for processing but is not rendered in the primary flow of text.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


Identifies the class of 'seealso'

Enumerated values:



See 'under'


These elements contain seealso: indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange).


The following elements occur in seealso: text, abbrev, accel, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, application, author, biblioref, buildtarget, citation, citebiblioid, citerefentry, citetitle, classname, code, command, computeroutput, constant, coref, database, date, editor, email, emphasis (db._emphasis), emphasis (db.emphasis), enumidentifier, enumname, enumvalue, envar, errorcode, errorname, errortext, errortype, exceptionname, filename, firstterm (db._firstterm), firstterm (db.firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), function, glossterm (db._glossterm), glossterm (db.glossterm), guibutton, guiicon, guilabel, guimenu, guimenuitem, guisubmenu, hardware, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), initializer, inlineequation, inlinemediaobject, interfacename, jobtitle, keycap, keycode, keycombo, keysym, link, literal, macroname, markup, menuchoice, methodname, modifier, mousebutton, namespace, namespacename, nonterminal, olink, ooclass, ooexception, oointerface, option, optional, org, orgname, package, parameter, person, personname, phrase (db._phrase), phrase (db.phrase), productname, productnumber, prompt, property, quote (db._quote), quote (db.quote), remark, replaceable, returnvalue, shortcut, subscript, superscript, symbol, systemitem, tag, templateid, termdef, token, trademark, type, typedefname, unionname, uri, userinput, varname, wordasword, xref.