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Subject: Re: [dita] Indexterm: page ranges

Erik Hennum wrote:

> An index term doesn't indicate the presence of a word or two at a location
> but, instead, a thought expressed by a complete phrase, paragraph, list,
> section, topic, or group of topics.

I don't think I can accept this statement in this absolute a form: for 
many authors index terms are precisely a marker indicating the 
occurrence of a specific word or phrase at a specific location.

That is, while sometimes index entries are exactly as Erik states (and 
this is why they would normally generate a page range in the rendered 
index) it is not an exclusive, or necessarly even typical, use of index 



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