Has the alternate term been added merely for searching, or should this alternate term be shown to the user, possibly set off with some typographic convention such as square brackets?


This attribute’s use with the element <alt-term> should not be confused with its use in relationship with the element <mml:math>, as described in the base Suite.

Attribute Values

In Element

<alt-term> Alternative Version of a Term
Value Meaning
no The alternate term is only present to enhance search capability, and should not be displayed.
yes The alternate term should be displayed, possibly set off using some typographic convention.
Default value: yes