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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 10 Minutes by Andrew H. Watt

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Appendix C. XML Glossary

This appendix provides definitions of selected XML-related terms.

arc

XLink construct that provides information about how to traverse a pair of resources.

attribute axis

XPath axis that contains only attribute nodes. The abbreviated syntax for the attribute axis is the @ character, usually followed immediately by the attribute name or a wildcard.

axis

XPath term referring to the way in which the in-memory representation of an XML document is navigated.

axis name

The part of a location step that specifies which XPath axis is to be used in the location step.

CDATA section

Character data not intended to be parsed by an XML processor is enclosed in a CDATA section.

character encoding

A way to represent a character, ...

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