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I've heard some people say that the markup is by itself metadata, that an
element's name is metadata, because it describes the element's content:
<reporter> <-- This is metadata
John Smith <-- This is data
Isn't this wrong? Comparing to what I learned from Dublin Core, metadata is
data too. It's not just the name of a property. I'd say it's the element's
context that decides whether <reporter> is a data or a metadata element.
<reporter> <-- This is just the name of a property
John Smith <-- This may be metadata, depending on the element's context
Is this the right way to think about metadata in XML?