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glossPartOfSpeech
The <glossPartOfSpeech> element identifies the part of speech for the preferred and alternate terms. Alternate terms must have the same part of speech as the preferred term because all terms in the glossentry topic designate the same subject. If the part of speech isn't specified, the default is a noun for the standard enumeration.
Note: The standard enumeration is extensible or replaceable. If validation is required, the enumeration should be validated by means of the DITA Controlled Values mechanism or through processing rather than validated as an XML enumeration.
Contains
Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype
Content model
ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup
no content
Contained by
Doctype
Content model
ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup
Inheritance
- topic/data concept/data glossentry/glossPartOfSpeech
Example 253. Example
Figure 76. The glossary term "USB flash drive" with additional information
<glossentry id="usbfd">
<glossterm>USB flash drive</glossterm>
<glossdef>A small portable drive.</glossdef>
<glossBody>
<glossPartOfSpeech value="noun"/>
<glossUsage>Do not provide in upper case (as in "USB Flash
Drive") because that suggests a trademark.</glossUsage>
<glossAlt>
<glossAcronym>UFD</glossAcronym>
<glossUsage>Explain the acronym on first occurrence.</glossUsage>
</glossAlt>
<glossAlt id="memoryStick">
<glossSynonym>memory stick</glossSynonym>
<glossUsage>This is a colloquial term.</glossUsage>
</glossAlt>
<glossAlt>
<glossAbbreviation>stick</glossAbbreviation>
<glossStatus value="prohibited"/>
<glossUsage>This is too colloquial.</glossUsage>
<glossAlternateFor href="#usbfd/memoryStick"/>
</glossAlt>
<glossAlt>
<glossAbbreviation>flash</glossAbbreviation>
<glossStatus value="prohibited"/>
<glossUsage>This short form is ambiguous.</glossUsage>
</glossAlt>
</glossBody>
</glossentry>
Attributes
Name
Description
Data Type
Default Value
Required?
name
Defines a unique name for the object.
CDATA
#IMPLIED
No
datatype
Describes the type of data contained in the value attribute or within the data element. A typical use of datatype will be the identifying URI for an XML Schema datatype.
CDATA
#IMPLIED
No
value
Specifies the part of speech for the term defined within this glossentry topic.
CDATA
#IMPLIED
No
href
Provides a reference to a resource. See The href attribute for detailed information on supported values and processing implications.
CDATA
#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
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
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
Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes