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  • cardinality

    Number of relationships between a parent and a child element.

    child elements

    Subelements of the main element or root element.

    complex type

    An element that contains sub or child elements and/or attributes which themselves contain data.

    data island

    A set of data elements separate from the main HTML5 Web page.

    data source object (dso)

    A unique name that represents the data island in the XML element.

    document instance

    Contains the main content or elements of the XML document.


    A set of valid values for a database field.


    Means end of file and signals that all XML document records have been read.

    Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    Developed to provide a way to share all various types of data in one clear and efficient method. Provides a common format for all types of data that can be used by anyone using software that can read XML such as a Web browser. Provides a way to separate the data from the HTML document so that when the data is updated, the HMTL document simply displays the new data, allowing for dynamic Web pages that change as the data changes.

    Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL)

    Used to create style sheets for formatting structured XML data. Provides more flexibility and control over XML documents than CSS.


    An element that makes each element appear in the list, and associates each child element <item> related with the <products>.

    generic identifier (GI)

    Name that a developer provides for the tags.


    An occurrence of XML elements.


    An XML processor that verifies the document follows the syntax rules for a well-formed document and converts the document into a tree of elements.

    processing instruction

    One or more instructions passed to the application using the XML document.


    Contains the processing instruction statements and any additional comments necessary to provide information about the document's content and structure such as an optional Document Type Definition (DTD) or a link to a DTD


    A collection of data records and their fields.


    Database analysts refer to a collection of data as this.

    result tree

    A completely different output is produced (XSL takes the XML document)

    root element

    A document instance that contains the link to the XML Schema Definition file. The main element and may contain one or more subelements.


    A logical design to show relationships, and is written as the relation name followed by a list of attributes or fields in parentheses, in the form.

    simple type

    An element that contains only text


    XML document that XSL takes from to produce completely different output called a result tree.

    stylesheet element

    A transform element that establishes a namespace, so the remaining elements, such as the template, can use names that will not be confused with other elements.


    An instruction that identifies the elements in a document that should be transformed or converted and then specifies how the element should be transformed.


    An XSL style sheet can __________ an XML document by instructing the browser or parser to output the XML document in a completely different form.

    transform element

    The stylesheet element that establishes a namespace, so the remaining elements, such as the template, can use names that will not be confused with other elements.


    Adheres to the basic syntax rules for XML.

    XML declaration

    A processing instruction statement identifying the version of XML used in the document.

    XML Schema Definition

    Describes the structure of an XML document which includes the data types.


    Must use this namespace prefix to distinguish the XSL elements from XML elements.

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