<glossSurfaceForm> element specifies an unambiguous
presentation of the
<glossterm> that might
combine multiple forms. The surface form is suitable to introduce the term in new
<glossSurfaceForm> element is most often used for terms that also
<glossAcronym> element. In that context, the
<glossSurfaceForm> element contains the term in a manner that
introduces both the term and the acronym, so that later references to the term can be
replaced with the acronym alone. See the
<abbreviated-form> element for a full description of how
the surface form is used together with acronyms.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
- topic/p concept/p glossentry/glossSurfaceForm
The following topic defines the term "Anti-lock Braking System". Within the topic, the
<glossSurfaceForm> element provides a version of the term that
combines both the primary term and the acronym. This allows references to the topic from
<abbreviated-form> to different versions of the term in different
<glossentry id="abs"> <glossterm>Anti-lock Braking System</glossterm> <glossBody> <glossSurfaceForm>Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)</glossSurfaceForm> <glossAlt> <glossAcronym>ABS</glossAcronym> </glossAlt> </glossBody> </glossentry>
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