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wordasword — A word meant specifically as a word and not representing anything else
wordasword ::= (#PCDATA|acronym|emphasis|trademark|link|olink|ulink|anchor| remark|subscript|superscript|inlinegraphic|inlinemediaobject| indexterm|beginpage)*
A lot of technical documentation contains words that have overloaded meanings. Sometimes it is useful to be able to use a word without invoking its technical meaning. The WordAsWord element identifies a word or phrase that might otherwise be interpreted in some specific way, and asserts that it should be interpreted simply as a word.
It is unlikely that the presentation of this element will be able to help readers understand the variation in meaning; good writing will have to achieve that goal. The real value of WordAsWord lies in the fact that full-text searching and indexing tools can use it to avoid false-positives.
These elements contain wordasword: application, attribution, bibliomisc, bridgehead, citation, citetitle, emphasis, entry, foreignphrase, glosssee, glossseealso, glossterm, lineannotation, link, literallayout, lotentry, member, msgaud, olink, para, phrase, primary, primaryie, productname, programlisting, quote, refentrytitle, refpurpose, remark, screen, screeninfo, secondary, secondaryie, see, seealso, seealsoie, seeie, seg, segtitle, simpara, subtitle, synopsis, term, tertiary, tertiaryie, title, titleabbrev, tocback, tocentry, tocfront, ulink.
<!DOCTYPE para PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN" "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.1.2/docbookx.dtd"> <para> A <wordasword>Term</wordasword> in Algebra has a very different meaning than a <sgmltag>Term</sgmltag> in DocBook. </para>
A Term in Algebra has a very different meaning than a Term in DocBook.