<see> See (in an index term)

Used only within an embedded index term (<index-term>) to hold preferred terms that make “See” references when an Index is generated.


Best Practice

The primary (useful) content of a <see> element is one or more <index-term> elements to which the user is being directed. Thus a typical embedded See reference would contain only an <index-term>, with words such as “See” (or similar) generated by a display application. Many other elements are allowed within a <see> element for those rare cases where additional narrative explanation of the index-term is provided.
Related Elements
Not for Terms and Definitions Section: This is an element, copied from BITS, that is used to generate indexes automatically; this element is not related to the terms and definitions section in a standards document. In the terms and definitions section of a standard, see entries related to terms are tagged as <related-term> elements with a @related-term-type attribute describing the relationship.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any combination of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT see           (#PCDATA %see-elements;)*                    >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | num | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | inline-media | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | index-term | index-term-range-end | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | tbx:entailedTerm | xref | sub | sup | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | array | code | graphic | media | preformat)*

Tagged Sample

Points to alternate term

<sec id="sec10-3-3">
 <title>Interstate Transportation<index-term id="idx313">
  <term>Interstate transportation</term>
  <see><index-term><term>Transportation, Interstate</term>