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Re: [xml-dev] Wikipedia on XML

Hah, let's be truly pedantic about it - an XML document is a labeled acyclic directed graph! That should be clear as mud! :-)

I also wonder if it would be worth discussing the distinction between schema and instance here, or if that should more properly be the role of the Wiki XML Schema page?

Kurt Cagle
Managing Editor

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@ibiblio.org> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Michael Ludwig<milu71@gmx.de> wrote:

> On the other hand, giving the novice a reference to SGML is not very
> likely to help much in shaping his view of what the article is dealing
> with. So I'd add Ken Holman's definition of XML as a "labeled
> hierarchy". Labels and hierarchies are rather well-known concepts.

An XML document is a labeled hierarchy, but I wouldn't agree that XML
itself is a labeled hierarchy.

Elliotte Rusty Harold


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