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Re: [xml-dev] Where does the term "element" come from?

On Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:
>   <book>...</book>
> Why "element"?
> Who decided to call it element?

I am also curious to know, the answer to this.

> When was the term first used?

perhaps, SGML coined this termed, as pointed by our friend.

> In hindsight, is there a better term?

I won't say so. The name "element" is just cool.

Mukul Gandhi

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