A question on nomenclature

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Tue Dec 7 05:03:14 GMT 1999

> <name>
>   <first/>
>   <middle/>
>   <last/>
> </name>
> A simple question.  What is that?
> My choices so far:
> -an "application of XML", or possibly just "application", although this
> would cause confusion with "application" as defined in the spec.
> -a "vocabulary" (the one I personally use, although I may change after
> thread...)
> -a "grammar"

It's a "schema". It happens to be in a particular schema language that is
kind of "schema-by-example" but it is a schema nevertheless. Schemas are
grammars so it's a "grammar" too.

I tend to use the term "vocabulary" to mean a set of element type (and their
attribute) names not necessarily with defined content specifications.
However, many people use "vocabulary" to mean the same as "schema" and

My AUD0.02

James Tauber

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