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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



IndexEntry -- An entry in an index


Content Model

IndexEntry ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

The start-tag is required for this element. The end-tag is optional, if your SGML declaration allows minimization.


An IndexEntry wraps all of the index terms associated with a particular primary index term. This includes an arbitrary list of secondary and tertiary elements as well as See and SeeAlso elements.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A rendered index usually places secondary items under primary items and tertiary items under secondary.


These elements contain IndexEntry: Index, IndexDiv, SetIndex.


The following elements occur in IndexEntry: PrimaryIE, SecondaryIE, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, TertiaryIE.

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

See Also

IndexTerm, Primary, PrimaryIE, Secondary, SecondaryIE, See, SeeAlso, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, Tertiary, TertiaryIE


For examples, see Index.

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