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DocBook: The Definitive Guide

DocBook: The Definitive Guide

By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM



GlossList -- A wrapper for a set of GlossEntrys


Content Model

GlossList ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



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: GlossEntry.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.


<!DOCTYPE glosslist PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
A procedural programming language invented by K&amp;R.
A procedural programming language invented by Niklaus Wirth.

A procedural programming language invented by K&R.


A procedural programming language invented by Niklaus Wirth.

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