glossShortForm

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.2

The <glossShortForm> element provides a shorter alternative to the primary term specified in the <glossterm> element.

Note: Any list of alternative terms is, of course, specific to the language, so translation of a glossentry topic may result in an empty <glossShortForm> element if there is no equivalent in the target language.

Contains

Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype Content model
ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup ( text data or keyword or apiname or option or parmname or cmdname or msgnum or varname or wintitle or term or abbreviated-form or tm) (any number)

Contained by

Doctype Content model
ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup glossAlt

Inheritance

- topic/title concept/title glossentry/glossShortForm

Example

<glossentry id="www">
  <glossterm>World Wide Web</glossterm>
  <glossdef>A collection of documents available through the Internet.</glossdef>
  <glossBody>
    <glossPartOfSpeech value="noun"/>
    <glossAlt>
      <glossShortForm>the Web</glossShortForm>
    </glossAlt>
  </glossBody>
</glossentry>

Attributes

Name Description Data Type Default Value Required?
base A generic attribute that has no specific purpose. It is intended to act as a base for specialized attributes that have a simple value syntax like the conditional processing attributes (one or more alphanumeric values separated by whitespace), but is not itself a filtering or flagging attribute. The attribute takes a space-delimited set of values. However, when acting as a container for generalized attributes, the content model will be more complex; see Attribute generalization for more details. CDATA #IMPLIED No
id-atts attribute group (id, conref, conrefend, conaction, conkeyref) A set of related attributes, described in id-atts attribute group      
localization-atts attribute group (translate, xml:lang, dir) A set of related attributes, described in localization-atts attribute group.      
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc) A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group      
class, outputclass Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes