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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 ForXML-Grammar-Fortune?)

On Thu, 2012-11-15 at 10:20 +0800, Graham Hannington wrote:
> Terminology question: does one define an XML vocabulary, an XML grammar, 
> an XML language (".... Language language"), or something else?

I use "vocabulary" to mean the set of defined names and their semantics.

I avoid "XML Application" because it's confusing (an "application" is a
program that runs, for most people today, not an abstract markup

Markup Language can also be used, but it's more jargonesque and I prefer
to avoid being over-precise when precision isn't needed.


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