GlossList -- A wrapper for a set of GlossEntrys


Content Model

GlossList ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



While Glossarys are usually limited to component or section boundaries, appearing at the end of a Book or Chapter, for instance, GlossLists can appear anywhere that the other list types are allowed.

Using a GlossList in running text, instead of a VariableList, for example, maintains the semantic distinction of a Glossary. This distinction may be necessary if you want to automatically point to the members of the list with GlossTerms in the body of the text.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.


These elements contain GlossList: Answer, Appendix, Article, BiblioDiv, Bibliography, BlockQuote, Callout, Caption, Caution, Chapter, Colophon, Dedication, entry, Example, Footnote, Glossary, GlossDef, GlossDiv, Highlights, Important, Index, InformalExample, LegalNotice, ListItem, MsgExplan, MsgText, Note, Para, PartIntro, Preface, Procedure, QandADiv, QandASet, Question, RefSect1, RefSect2, RefSect3, RefSynopsisDiv, Sect1, Sect2, Sect3, Sect4, Sect5, Section, SetIndex, Sidebar, SimpleSect, Step, TextObject, Tip, Warning.


The following elements occur in GlossList: GlossEntry.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.


<!DOCTYPE glosslist PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
A procedural programming language invented by K&amp;R.
A procedural programming language invented by Niklaus Wirth.

A procedural programming language invented by K&R.


A procedural programming language invented by Niklaus Wirth.

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