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Subject: RE: [docbook] marking up reserved words

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wolfgang Jeltsch 
> Am Donnerstag, 4. November 2004 19:18 schrieb Mauritz Jeanson:
> > [...]
> > Hello Bob,
> > How about <token>?
> Not so good, in my opinion.  From "DocBook: The Definitive 
> Guide 2.0.10 
> (Alpha)":
>     A Token identifies a unit of information. Usually, 
> "tokens" are the result
>     of some processing pass that has performed lexical 
> analysis and divided a
>     data set into the smallest units of information used for 
> subsequent
>     processing.
> So token elements in DocBook are mostly for tokens which are 
> output by a 
> lexer.  These cover reserved words but cover also several 
> other kinds of 
> data.  That's why I think that the token element is not so 
> appropriate.

Markup semantics is not easy... It would be nice to have more good examples
in the TDG.

I found a passing remark about <token> and reserved words here:


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