keyword — One of a set of keywords describing the content of a document.


keyword ::=

  • text


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


A keyword is a term describing the content of a document. The keyword applies to the document component that contains it.

Processing expectations

Keywords are rarely displayed to a reader. Usually, they are reserved for searching and retrieval purposes. If they are displayed, they may be displayed either inline or as a displayed block, depending on context.

Unlike subjectterms, which should be drawn from a controlled vocabulary, keywords may be chosen freely.


These elements contain keyword: keywordset.

See Also

Related elements: keywordset, subject, subjectset, subjectterm.


See keywordset for an example that uses this element.