The <glossAlt> element contains a variant term for the preferred
term. The variant should have the same meaning as the term in the
<glossterm> element; the variant is simply another way to refer to
the same term. There might be many ways to refer to a term;
each variant is placed in its own <glossAlt> element. The
<glossUsage> element can be used
within <glossAlt> to indicate when use of the alternate term is
The <glossPartOfSpeech> element identifies the part of speech for
the preferred and alternate terms. Alternate terms must have the same part of speech
the preferred term, because all terms in the <glossentry> topic
designate the same subject.
The <glossScopeNote> element contains a clarification of the
subject that is designated by the <glossterm>, such as examples of
included or excluded companies or products. For instance, a scope note for "Linux"
that the term doe not apply to UNIX products; it might give examples of Linux products
included as well as UNIX products that are excluded.
The <glossStatus> element identifies the usage status of a
preferred or alternate term. If the status isn't specified, the <glossterm> provides a preferred
term and an alternate term provides an allowed term.