<term-sec> Terms and Definitions Container/Section

Container element for the detailed terminology definitions in a standards document, which may include TBX-based terminology sections, natural language <term-display> elements that describe term and definition material, or both.


<term-sec> is NOT a Section
In spite of its English name, a <term-sec> is not a “Section” within a standards document (like the element <sec>). A <term-sec> is a container element that holds TBX entries and/or <term-display> terms. A <term-sec> should always be used inside a narrative section (<sec>) that has a title (such as “Terms and definitions”) and a @sec-type attribute with a value such as “terms” (<sec sec-type="terms">).
Term Section “Title”
Note that the <term-sec> element has no <title> element among its children. On display, the heading at the top of the <term-sec> is taken from either: Note: If both the first term in the <tbx:termEntry> and a <title> child of the enclosed <term-display> element are present, for Best Practice they should contain the same text.

Best Practice: Where to Put a <term-sec>

Although <term-sec> is allowed directly inside many elements, such as <body> and <back>, these are historical remnants and not considered to be Best Practice. The element <term-sec> should be restricted to terminology sections in the front matter or body. That is, a <term-sec> should only be used inside <sec> elements that contain terms and definitions or recursively inside another <term-sec>.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
The following, in order:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  term-sec     %term-sec-model;                             >
Expanded Content Model

((editing-instruction)*, label?, (tbx:termEntry | term-display | p | address | alternatives | array | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | fig | fig-group | graphic | media | non-normative-note | normative-note | non-normative-example | normative-example | notes-group | preformat | supplementary-material | table-wrap | table-wrap-group | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | def-list | list | tex-math | mml:math | related-article | related-object | disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group)*, (term-sec)*, (fn-group | glossary | ref-list)*)

Tagged Sample

Term section showing use of both <tbx:termEntry> and <term-display>

 <term-sec id="sec_2.2.5">
  <tbx:termEntry xmlns:tbx="urn:iso:std:iso:30042:ed-1" id="term_2.2.5">
   <tbx:langSet xml:lang="nl">
    <tbx:definition>hefplatform bestaande uit een werkplatform en 
     een hydraulische hefinrichting gemonteerd op een zelfaangedreven 
    <tbx:note>Zie <std><std-ref>EN 1777</std-ref></std>.</tbx:note>
     <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>
     <tbx:normativeAuthorization value="preferredTerm"/>
     <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>
     <tbx:normativeAuthorization value="admittedTerm"/>
     <tbx:termType value="abbreviation"/>
   <related-term related-term-type="acronym">HW</related-term>
    <p>hefplatform bestaande uit een werkplatform en 
     een hydraulische hefinrichting gemonteerd op een zelfaangedreven 
    <p>Zie <std><std-ref>EN 1777</std-ref></std>.</p>
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