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Terminology (was: RFC for XML Object Parsing)

[Default] On Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:40:50 -0600, Brian Aberle
<xmlboss@live.com> wrote:

| Hello World,
| I need an XML expert to correct me if I have any terminology wrong here. 

| http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/37850/XMLFoundation

This document has the following interesting note:

: Terminology Note: Within the XMLFoundation the term 'tag' is 
| 'Element Name' and sometimes 'Attribute Name'.

I'm reminded of Part 5 in Joe English's not-the-comp.text.sgml-FAQ:


On a more serious note, _is_ XML terminilogy "standardized" in any

For 'tag', I would argue that it means (the entirety of) the markup at
either the start or the end of an element.  While any other intended
meaning is probably a lack of RTFM, there's no denying the attraction
of short monosyllabic substitutes for long-winded terminology.  Hence,
sadly, the ubiquitous misuse of 'tag'.

(I use 'GI' for 'element name' but that's just an old habit dying very
hard.  Quite a ferw XML-ers would have no idea what I meant.) 

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