The <glossSurfaceForm> element is most often used for terms that also specify the <glossAcronym> element. In that context, the <glossSurfaceForm> element contains the term in a manner that introduces both the term and the acronym, so that later references to the term can be replaced with the acronym alone. See the <abbreviated-form> element for a full description of how the surface form is used together with acronyms.
See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.
- topic/p concept/p glossentry/glossSurfaceForm
The following topic defines the term "Anti-lock Braking System". Within the topic, the <glossSurfaceForm> element provides a version of the term that combines both the primary term and the acronym. This allows references to the topic from <abbreviated-form> to different versions of the term in different contexts.
<glossentry id="abs"> <glossterm>Anti-lock Braking System</glossterm> <glossBody> <glossSurfaceForm>Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)</glossSurfaceForm> <glossAlt> <glossAcronym>ABS</glossAcronym> </glossAlt> </glossBody> </glossentry>