Digital Tools Glossary

Digital Tools Glossary

Most specialist terms are explained the first time they occur, but here are a few which are only mentioned in passing:

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Descendant an element nested inside another, at however deep a level – so all other elements in an XML document are descendants of the root element


DocBook an XML format for encoding books and papers


DTD Document Type Definition, a declaration which specifies which elements and attributes are allowed in an XML file, and how they can be used