wordasword — A word meant specifically as a word and not representing anything else
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
These elements contain
The following elements occur in wordasword: text,
<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> <title>Example wordasword</title> <para>A <wordasword>Term</wordasword> in Algebra has a very different meaning than a <tag>term</tag> in DocBook. </para> </article>
A Term in Algebra has a very different
meaning than a
term in DocBook.