The <glossStatus> element identifies the usage status of a preferred or alternate term. If the status isn't specified, the <glossterm> provides a preferred term and an alternate term provides an allowed term.

If validation is required for status values, use a subject scheme to set up controlled values for the @value attribute. Alternatively, processing rules can be used to validate the values.

Content models

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


- topic/data concept/data glossentry/glossStatus


See the example in <glossentry>.


The following attributes are available on this element: Data element attributes group (with a narrowed definition of @value, given below), Link relationship attribute group, Universal attribute group, and @outputclass.

The usage status of the term or alternate term.

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