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You might also look at topic maps, an international standard for
representing finding aids like glossaries. My site has some useful
references at:


On Fri, 29 Nov 2002, Michael Fitzgerald wrote:

> DocBook 4.2 deals with glossary terms, with elements such as:
> glossary - A glossary
> glossaryinfo - Meta-information for a Glossary
> glossdef - A definition in a GlossEntry
> glossdiv - A division in a Glossary
> glossentry - An entry in a Glossary or GlossList
> glosslist - A wrapper for a set of GlossEntrys
> glosssee - A cross-reference from one GlossEntry to another
> glossseealso - A cross-reference from one GlossEntry to another
> glossterm - A glossary term
> See the reference page for glossary
> http://docbook.org/tdg/en/html/glossary.html, which is from the online
> version of Norm Walsh's "DocBook: The Definitive Guide," published by
> O'Reilly.
> You can download the latest version of DocBook from http://www.docbook.org.
> Mike
> > From: Peter Bergström [mailto:peter.bergstrom@eurostep.com]
> > This is a question regarding existing initiatives for representing a
> > glossary in XML. We are looking at representing terms like term,
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