Glossary group

Glossary group topics enable the authoring of glossary entries in a single topic document, rather than working with many individual glossary-entry topic documents.


The glossary group topic serves as an authoring convenience. It enables people to author and manage multiple glossary-entry topics in a single DITA document.

Content model

A glossary group topic can contain multiple glossary-entry topics.


The following code sample shows a glossary group topic with multiple nested glossary groups, one for each English letter group.

<glossgroup id="glossgroup" xml:lang="en-US">
  <glossgroup id="glossgroup-a">
    <glossentry id="apple-fruit">
      <glossdef>A round, edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus domestica).</glossdef>
    <glossentry id="apple-corp">
      <glossterm>Apple Inc.</glossterm>
      <glossdef>An American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California.</glossdef>
  ... (groups B to Y here ) ...
  <glossgroup id="glossgroup-z">
    <glossentry id="ziziphus-fruit">
      <glossdef>The edible drupe of ziziphus shrubs (Ziziphus jujuba).</glossdef>