wordasword — A word meant specifically as a word and not representing anything else
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A lot of technical documentation contains words that have
overloaded meanings. Sometimes it is useful to be able to use a word
without invoking its technical meaning. The
wordasword element identifies a word or phrase that
might otherwise be interpreted in some specific way, and asserts that it
should be interpreted simply as a word.
It is unlikely that the presentation of this element will be able
to help readers understand the variation in meaning; good writing will
have to achieve that goal. The real value of
wordasword lies in the fact that full-text searching
and indexing tools can use it to avoid false positives.
<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> <title>Example wordasword</title> <para>A <wordasword>Term</wordasword> in algebra has a very different meaning than a <tag>term</tag> in DocBook. </para> </article>