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Terminology: vocabulary, grammar, or something else? (Re: [xml-dev] Whichlatest and greatest XML Standards Should I Use For XML-Grammar-Fortune?)

Terminology question: does one define an XML vocabulary, an XML grammar, 
an XML language (".... Language language"), or something else?

I think that an XML schema is something that describes "the thing", not 
the thing itself (feel free to argue otherwise).

I tend to use the term "XML vocabulary", because I think that I am 
defining something that follows the grammar of XML. But I can see how one 
might say that an "XML grammar" (as Shomi uses the term) introduces its 
own specific grammatical rules (that is, not just names), within the 
bounds of XML grammar, and is therefore itself a grammar.

Is there a standard term?

Graham Hannington

Fundi Software Pty Ltd  2012  ABN 89 009 120 290

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