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

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Name

glossary — A glossary

Synopsis

glossary ::= ((((title? & titleabbrev? & subtitle?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | infodb.info), (annotation | bridgehead | remark | revhistory | Indexing inlines | Admonition elements | Formal elements | Graphic elements | Informal elements | List elements | Paragraph elements | Publishing elements | Synopsis elements | Technical elements | Verbatim elements)*, (glossdiv* | glossentry*), bibliography?)

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • label

  • status

Additional constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.

Description

A glossary contains a collection of terms and brief descriptions or definitions of those terms.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A glossary in a book frequently causes a forced page break in print media.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

label

Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes

status

Identifies the editorial or publication status of the element on which it occurs

Examples

<glossary xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> <title>Example Glossary</title> <para>This is not a real glossary, it's just an example. </para> <!-- ... --> <glossdiv><title>E</title> <glossentry xml:id="xml"><glossterm>Extensible Markup Language</glossterm> <acronym>XML</acronym> <glossdef> <para>Some reasonable definition here.</para> <glossseealso otherterm="sgml">SGML</glossseealso> </glossdef> </glossentry> </glossdiv> ...

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