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

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Name

term — The word or phrase being defined or described in a variable list

Synopsis

term ::= (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)*

Description

The term in a varlistentry identifies the thing that is described or defined by that entry.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A term is usually formatted to make it stand out with respect to the text that follows. The best presentation depends on several factors, including the number and length of the terms. The termlength attribute on the containing variablelist may influence the presentation of terms. See variablelist.

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