Language reference : Technical content architecture : Glossary elements : Glossentry elements : glossShortForm
The <glossShortForm> element provides a shorter alternative to the primary term specified in the <glossterm> element.
Note: Any list of alternative terms is, of course, specific to the language, so translation of a glossentry topic may result in an empty <glossShortForm> element if there is no equivalent in the target language.
Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Content model
ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup
( text data or keyword or apiname or option or parmname or cmdname or msgnum or varname or wintitle or term or abbreviated-form or tm) (any number)
Contained by
Content model
ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup
- topic/title concept/title glossentry/glossShortForm
Example 256. Example
<glossentry id="www">
<glossterm>World Wide Web</glossterm>
<glossdef>A collection of documents available through the Internet.</glossdef>
<glossPartOfSpeech value="noun"/>
<glossShortForm>the Web</glossShortForm>
Data Type
Default Value
A generic attribute that has no specific purpose. It is intended to act as a base for specialized attributes that have a simple value syntax like the conditional processing attributes (one or more alphanumeric values separated by whitespace), but is not itself a filtering or flagging attribute. The attribute takes a space-delimited set of values. However, when acting as a container for generalized attributes, the content model will be more complex; see Attribute generalization for more details.
id-atts attribute group (id, conref, conrefend, conaction, conkeyref)
A set of related attributes, described in id-atts attribute group
localization-atts attribute group (translate, xml:lang, dir)
A set of related attributes, described in localization-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