The <glossAlt> element contains a variant term for the preferred term. The variant should have the same meaning as the term in the <glossterm> element; the variant is simply another way to refer to the same term. There might be many ways to refer to a term; each variant is placed in its own <glossAlt> element. The <glossUsage> element can be used within <glossAlt> to indicate when use of the alternate term is appropriate.

Note: A list of alternative terms is specific to the language, so the translation of a <glossentry> topic might result in empty elements within a <glossAlt> container.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/section concept/section glossentry/glossAlt


See the example in <glossentry>.


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.

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