DocBook: The Definitive Guide

docbook: the definitive guide
By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM

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Name

Acronym -- An often pronounceable word made from the initial (or selected) letters of a name or phrase

Synopsis

Mixed Content Model

Acronym ::= ((#PCDATA|Acronym|Emphasis|Trademark|Link|OLink|ULink|Anchor|   Comment|Subscript|Superscript|InlineGraphic|InlineMediaObject|   IndexTerm)+)

Attributes

Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities

%acronym.exclusion;%gen.char.class;%ndxterm.char.mix;
%para.char.mix;%programlisting.content;%refinline.char.mix;
%screen.content;%tbl.entry.mdl;%title.char.mix;
%word.char.mix;

Description

A pronounceable contraction of initials. An acronym is often printed in all capitals or small capitals, although this is sometimes incorrect (consider dpi or bps).

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. The MoreInfo attribute can help generate a link or query to retrieve additional information.

Parents

These elements contain Acronym: Abbrev, Acronym, Application, Attribution, BiblioMisc, BridgeHead, Citation, CiteTitle, Comment, Emphasis, entry, FirstTerm, ForeignPhrase, GlossEntry, GlossSee, GlossSeeAlso, GlossTerm, Label, LineAnnotation, Link, LiteralLayout, LoTentry, ManVolNum, Member, MsgAud, OLink, Para, Phrase, Primary, PrimaryIE, ProductName, ProgramListing, Quote, RefEntryTitle, RefPurpose, Screen, ScreenInfo, Secondary, SecondaryIE, See, SeeAlso, SeeAlsoIE, SeeIE, Seg, SegTitle, SimPara, Subtitle, Synopsis, SystemItem, Term, Tertiary, TertiaryIE, Title, TitleAbbrev, ToCback, ToCentry, ToCfront, ULink, WordAsWord.

Children

The following elements occur in Acronym: Acronym, Anchor, Comment, Emphasis, IndexTerm, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Link, OLink, Subscript, Superscript, Trademark, ULink.

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

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: Acronym, IndexTerm.

See Also

Abbrev, Emphasis, ForeignPhrase, Phrase, Quote, WordAsWord

Examples

<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN"> <para> In the United States, <acronym>NASA</> stands for the  National Aeronautics and Space Administration. </para>

In the United States, NASA stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

For additional examples, see also Application, Command, Glossary, Hardware, Option, RefEntry, VariableList.


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DocBook. The Definitive Guide
DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide
ISBN: 0596805020
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1999
Pages: 412
Authors: Walsh Norman, Richard L. Hamilton
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