<see> See

Used in an embedded index entry to hold preferred terms that make “See” references in a generated index.


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.

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 | hr | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | 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 | xref | sub | sup | x | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | array | code | graphic | media | preformat)*

Tagged Samples
Points to alternate term
<sec id="sec10-3-3">
 <title>United States Interstate Compacts<index-term id="idx313">
  <term>Interstate compacts</term>
  <see><index-term><term>States, Agreements with other States</term>
 <p>For many years after the United States Constitution was adopted, boundary 
  disputes continued to predominate as the subject matter of agreements 
  among the States.  Since the turn of the twentieth century, however, the 
  interstate compact has been used to an increasing extent as an instrument 
  for state cooperation ...</p>
Points to alternate term (See) and related terms (See Also)
<p>Fu attribuito prevalentemente ad 
 Aristotele<index-term index-type="person" id="idx108">
 </index-term>, anche se l&rsquo;origine avicenniana era 
 tramandata dalle sottoscrizioni di parecchi manoscritti e nota a commentatori 
 come ad esempio Adamo di Bockenfield<index-term index-type="person" id="idx903">
   >Adamo di Bockenfield</term>
  <see-also><index-term><term>Adam de Bocfeld</term></index-term>
  <see-also><index-term><term>Adam Bockenfield</term></index-term>