Glossary of Terms
|This glossary is a work in progress. It does not include all the terms in AsciiDoc.|
- attribute reference
an expression for dereferencing the value of a document attribute.
a callout paragraph or block that has a label or icon indicating its priority.
a moniker for the expected output format; used as a key to select which converter to use; often used interchangeably with the name of a converter (i.e., the "html5" backend").
- block attribute
an attribute associated with a delimited block or paragraph; these attributes can affect processing of the block, and are available to block processors, but cannot be referenced using an attribute reference.
- built-in attribute
a document attribute that controls processing, integrations, styling, and localization.
a software component that an AsciiDoc processor calls to convert a parsed AsciiDoc document to a given output format; the converter and output format are correlated using a backend identifier.
- cross reference
a link from one location in the document to another location marked by an anchor.
- document attribute
an attribute associated with the document (node); in other words, an attribute in the global document attributes dictionary; the value of these attributes can be referenced using an attribute reference; if defined in the header, the document attribute is known as a header attribute.
- environment attribute
a dynamic document attribute that pertains to, or gives information about, the runtime environment.
- header attribute
a document attribute defined in the document header; visible from all nodes in the document; often required for global settings such as the source highlighter or icons mode.
- list continuation
a plus sign (
+) on a line by itself that connects adjacent lines of text to a list item.
a syntax for representing non-text elements or that expands into text using the provided metadata.
- macro attribute
an attribute associated with a block or inline macro; these attributes can affect processing of the macro, and are available to macro processors, but cannot be referenced using an attribute reference.
- predefined attribute
a document attribute defined for convenience; often used for inserting special content characters.
- quoted text
text which is enclosed in special punctuation to give it emphasis or special meaning.
- user-defined attribute
a document attribute defined by the content author; used for storing reusable content, and controlling conditional inclusion.