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Name

glossterm — A glossary term

Synopsis

glossterm ::= (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 glossterm must point to a glossentry.

Description

A glossterm identifies a term that appears in a glossary or glosslist. This element occurs in two very different places: it is both an inline, and a structure element of a glossentry. As an inline, it identifies a term defined in a glossary, and may point to it. Within a glossentry, it identifies the term defined by that particular entry.

Processing expectations

As an inline, glossterms frequently get special typographic treatment, such as italics. In an online environment, they may also form a link (explicitly or implicitly) to the corresponding definition in a glossary.

The glossterms must not be nested within other glossterms. The processing of nested glossterms is undefined.

As part of a glossentry, glossterms are usually set as a block and separated from the definition.

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, ...

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