The <glossShortForm> element provides a shorter alternative to the primary term that is specified in the <glossterm> element.


Any list of alternative terms is, of course, specific to the language, so translation of a <glossentry> topic might result in an empty <glossShortForm> element if there is no equivalent in the target language.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- topic/title concept/title glossentry/glossShortForm


<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>


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group (without the Metadata attribute group), @base from the Metadata attribute group, and @outputclass.

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