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

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Name

secondary — A secondary word or phrase in an index term

Synopsis

secondary ::= (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:

  • sortas

Description

A secondary contains a secondary word or phrase in an indexterm. The text of a secondary term is less significant than the primary term, but more significant than the tertiary term for sorting and display purposes.

In indexterms, you can only have one primary, secondary, and tertiary term. If you want to index multiple secondary terms for the same primary, you must repeat the primary in another indexterm. You cannot place several secondarys in the same primary.

Processing expectations

Suppressed. This element provides data for processing but is not rendered in the primary flow of text.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

sortas

Specifies the string by which the term is to be sorted; if unspecified, the term content is used

See Also

indexentry, indexterm, primary, primaryie, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, tertiary, tertiaryie

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