XHTML: General Terms

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General Terms:

  • Attribute - An attribute is a parameter to an element declared in the DTD (document type definition). An attribute's type and value range, including a possible default value, are defined in the DTD.
  • DTD - A DTD, or document type definition, is a collection of XML markup declarations that, as a collection, defines the legal structure, elements, and attributes that are available for use in a document that complies to the DTD.
  • Document - A document is a stream of data that, after being combined with any other streams it references, is structured such that it holds information contained within elements that are organized as defined in the associated DTD.
  • Element - An element is a document structuring unit declared in the DTD. The element's content model is defined in the DTD, and additional semantics may be defined in the prose description of the element.
  • Facilities - Facilities are elements, attributes, and the semantics associated with those elements and attributes.
  • Parsing - Parsing is the act whereby a document is scanned, and the information contained with the document is filtered into the context of the elements in which the information is structured.
  • Rendering - Rendering is the act whereby the information in a document is presented. This presentation is done in the form most appropriate to the environment.
  • User Agent - A user agent is a system that processes XHTML documents in accordance with this specification.
  • Validation - Validation is a process whereby documents are verified against the associated DTD, ensuring that the structure, use of elements, and use of attributes are consistent with the definitions in the DTD.

Referenced from: W3.org

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