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Re: What is an XML document?

This definition seems to me to be a bit overproductive. Wouldn't it also apply
to a photograph, for example?

Bob DuCharme wrote:

> >> Again, if you insist that the definition of XML somehow
> >> depends on interactions in the physical world, I'm afraid
> >> we have irreconcilable differences.
> >Not the definition of XML, only the defn. of
> >"document".
> >m-w.com gives the following definitions:
> (definitions omitted)
> I think the SGML spec's definition has held up pretty well over the years:
> "a collection of information that is processed as a unit." (ISO 8879 4.96)
> The "processed as a unit" part is nice, because it doesn't require the
> information to be *stored* as a unit.
> Bob DuCharme          www.snee.com/bob           <bob@
> snee.com>  "The elements be kind to thee, and make thy
> spirits all of comfort!" Anthony and Cleopatra, III ii