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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

firstterm — The first occurrence of a term

Synopsis

firstterm ::= (text | Bibliography inlines | Error inlines | Graphic inlines | GUI inlines | Indexing inlines | Keyboard inlines | Linking inlines | Markup inlines | Math inlines | Object-oriented programming inlines | Operating system inlines | Product inlines | Programming inlines | Publishing inlines | Technical inlines | Ubiquitous inlines)*

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • baseform

Additional constraints

  • @linkend on firstterm must point to a glossentry.

Description

This element marks the first occurrence of a word or term in a given context.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. A firstterm is often given special typographic treatment, such as italics.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

baseform

Specifies the base form of the term, the one that appears in the glossary. This allows adjectival, plural, and other variations of the term to appear in the element. The element content is the default base form.

See Also

glossterm

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example firstterm</title>

<para>In an <firstterm>object-oriented</firstterm> programming language,
data and procedures (called <glossterm>methods</glossterm>) are
bound together.
</para>

</article>

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