The glossAcronym element defines an acronym for the term that is
defined in the glossterm element.
This element can be used with the abbreviated-form element to display an
expanded version of an acronym the first time that acronym appears in a set of text. See
for information on how the two elements interact.
Several issues arise when acronyms are translated into other languages. For example, an
acronym in one language might
not have an equivalent in
another language. When acronyms are first displayed, some languages will display the
expanded form first followed by the acronym in parenthesis, while other languages do the
reverse. For some acronyms, a translation might
render both the original and the translated version of the acronym. For all of these
reasons, DITA allows an author or translator to control what is presented to a reader by
using the glossSurfaceForm
element, which will often accompany
. The abbreviated-form
topic contains information on
how the glossSurfaceForm
elements affect references to the primary
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
topic/title concept/title glossentry/glossAcronym