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

From the fact many such vocabularies/languages/applications are
named "* Markup Language", I'd say 'markup language' is a safe
bet. Some might qualify that to say 'an XML markup language'
(though there is some obvious redundancy and potential confusion
with that). Looks like it's the terminology used in Wikipedia, i.e.
Stephen D Green

On 15 November 2012 02:20, Graham Hannington <graham_hannington@fundi.com.au> wrote:
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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