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>"Alaric B. Snell" wrote:
>>  I think that 'document like structures' needn't be totally 
>>isolated from 'data
>>  like structures'... but I think that document-like should be a subset of
>>  data-like. "Data" is a very general term for 'information', 
>>document is a bit
>>  more specific.

I don't like either of those words in this usage. All XML documents 
are documents. All XML documents contain data. I prefer to talk about 
"narrative" documents and "record-like" documents. In narrative 
documents order generally matters a great deal and mixed content is 
common. In record like documents order is of limited importance and 
mixed content is rare.

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