DocBook Publishers: The Definitive Guide  (Version 1.2.1 for DocBook 5.1)


glosslist — A wrapper for a list of glossary entries.


glosslist ::= [-]


While glossarys are usually limited to component or section boundaries, appearing at the end of a book or chapter, for instance, glosslists can appear anywhere that the other list types are allowed.

Using a glosslist in running text, instead of a variablelist, for example, maintains the semantic distinction of a glossary. This distinction may be necessary if you want to automatically point to the members of the list with glossterms in the body of the text.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.


The following elements occur in glosslist: address, anchor, bibliolist, blockquote, bridgehead, calloutlist, dialogue, drama, epigraph, equation, example, figure, formalpara, glossentry, glosslist, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), info (, info (, informalequation, informalexample, informalfigure, informaltable, itemizedlist, literallayout, mediaobject, note, orderedlist, para, poetry, procedure, qandaset, remark, revhistory, sidebar, simpara, simplelist, table, task, title, titleabbrev, variablelist.


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example glosslist</title>

<para>A procedural programming language invented by K&amp;R.
<para>A procedural programming language invented by Niklaus Wirth.


A procedural programming language invented by K&R.


A procedural programming language invented by Niklaus Wirth.