The <glossref> element is a convenience element in maps for creating a reference to a glossary topic. It has a required keys attribute, which forces the author to create a key by which inline terms may reference their definition. For example, when glossentry topics are used to define acronyms, this will remind authors to create a key which <abbreviated-form> elements may use to reference the short and expanded versions of that acronym.
|map (technical content)||(topicmeta) (optional)|
|map (technical content)||map, topicref, relcolspec, relcell, topichead, topicgroup, anchorref, topicset, topicsetref, keydef|
<map> ... <topicref href="car-maintenance.dita"/> ... <glossref keys="cars.abs" href="antiLockBrake.dita"/> ... key declarations for other referenced acronyms ... </map>
|Name||Description||Data Type||Default Value||Required?|
|navtitle||Specifies the title of the topic as it will appear in the navigation or tables of contents that are generated from the map. Beginning with DITA 1.2, the preferred way to specify the navigation title in a map is with the navtitle element, available inside the topicmeta element.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|href||A pointer to a glossary definition, typically a <glossentry> topic. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications. References to content other than DITA topics should use the format attribute to identify the kind of resource being referenced.||CDATA||#REQUIRED||Yes|
|keys||Associates one or more space-delimited keys with the target of the glossary reference. See The keys attribute for information on using the attribute.||NMTOKEN||#REQUIRED||Yes|
|query||This attribute is deprecated. It may be removed in the future.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|copy-to||Use the copy-to attribute on the <topicref>
element to provide a different file name for a particular instance
of the topic in the map (for example, to separate out the different
versions of the topic, rather than combining them on output). The
links and navigation associated with that instance will point to a
copy of the topic with the file name you specified.
Use the <linktext> and <shortdesc> in the <topicref>'s <topicmeta> to provide a unique name and short description for the new copy.
|collection-type||Collection types describe how links relate to each other.
The processing default is "unordered", although no default is specified
in the DTD or Schema.
Usage of the collection-type attribute on <reltable> and <relcolspec> is currently undefined and reserved for future use.
|(unordered | sequence | choice | family | -dita-use-conref-target)||#IMPLIED||No|
|type||Describes the target of a reference. See The type attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|scope||The scope attribute identifies the closeness of the relationship between the current document and the target resource. See The scope attribute for more information on values.||(local | peer | external | -dita-use-conref-target)||#IMPLIED||No|
|locktitle||This attribute makes sure the navtitle element or attribute is used if it is present.
If locktitle isn't set
to "yes", the navtitle is ignored and text is retrieved from the
||(yes | no | -dita-use-conref-target)||#IMPLIED||No|
|format||The format attribute identifies the format of the resource being referenced. See The format attribute for details on supported values.||CDATA||#IMPLIED||No|
|linking||Defines some specific linking characteristics of a glossary
topic's current location in the map. The value defaults to "none"
in order to keep individual glossary entries from creating links based
on their location in the map.
||(targetonly | sourceonly | normal | none | -dita-use-conref-target)||none||No|
|toc||Specifies whether a topic appears in the table of contents (toc); on this element the default is no. This value defaults to no for elements such as reltable, which typically cannot appear in the toc, and for elements such as glossref that generally are not desired in the toc.||(yes | no | -dita-use-conref-target)||"no"||No|
|Specifies whether the topic should be included in a
print-specific rendition, such as PDF. On this element the value
defaults to "no".
||(yes | no | printonly | -dita-use-conref-target)||no||No|
|search||Describes whether the target is available for searching. If the value is not specified locally,
but is specified on an ancestor, the value will cascade from the
||(yes | no | -dita-use-conref-target)||#IMPLIED||No|
|chunk||When a set of topics
is transformed using a map, the chunk attribute allows multi-topic
documents to be broken into smaller files and multiple individual
topics to be combined into larger combined documents.
For a detailed description of the chunk attribute and its usage, see Chunking in the DITA Architectural Specification.
|univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups)||A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group|
|global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc)||A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group|
|class, outputclass, keyref||Keyref provides a redirectable reference based on a key defined within a map. See The keyref attribute for information on using this attribute. Class and outputclass are described in Other common DITA attributes|
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