The <glossentry> element defines a single sense of a glossary term. The expected book processing is to sort and group the glossary entries based on the localized term so a back-of-the-book glossary can contain a collated list of terms with the definitions of the senses of the terms indented under the terms. The glossary can have a different organization in different languages depending on the translation of the terms. One possible online processing is to associate a hotspot for mentions of terms in <term> elements and display the definition on hover or click. Glossary entries for different term senses can be reused independently of one another.
<glossentry id="ddl"> <glossterm>Data Definition Language</glossterm> <glossdef>A formal language used for defining database schemas....</glossdef> </glossentry>
|ditabase, glossary||( ( glossterm) then ( glossdef) then ( related-links) (optional) then ( no-topic-nesting) (any number) )|
- topic/topic concept/concept glossentry/glossentry
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|id||This ID enables topics to be referenced uniquely by topicrefs in DITA maps.||ID||Yes|
|conref||This attribute is used to reference an ID on a topic that can be reused. See The conref attribute for examples and details about the syntax.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|xmlns:ditaarch||Declares the default DITA namespace.||CDATA||#FIXED http://dita.oasis-open.org/architecture/2005/|
|DITAArchVersion||Designates the version of the architecture that is in use.||CDATA||"1.1" (version dependent; will increase)||No|
|domains||Indicates the specialized domains that are included in the DTD or Schema.||CDATA||(topic ui-d) (topic hi-d) (topic pr-d) (topic sw-d) (topic ut-d) (topic indexing-d)||No|
|%select-atts; (props, base, platform, product, audience, otherprops, importance, rev, status)||A set of related attributes, described at %select-atts;||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|%localization-atts; (translate, xml:lang, dir)||A set of related attributes, described at %localization-atts;.||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|%global-atts; (xtrf, xtrc)||A set of related attributes, described at %global-atts;||parameter entity||PE not applicable||Not applicable|
|class, outputclass||Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes|
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