glossShortForm

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 3: All-Inclusive Edition

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The glossShortForm element provides a shorter alternative to the primary term that is specified in the glossterm element.

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

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

The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group (without the Metadata attribute group), base from the Metadata attribute group, and outputclass.