a named specification that defines the data type and size for each field of an element
The name that appears in a start, end or empty tag. In the following example there are three elements but only two element types:student firstnameJo/firstname firstnameSephine/firstname /student
the first parameter in the element declaration, names the logical object(s) whose content will be defined in the content model. The name defined in the DTD becomes the generic identifier or tag name of the element when it is marked up in the document instance.
The definition of an element; the element in an abstract sense, as opposed to any instances of that element type in the actual document.
(of a collection) A specification of the type of objects which may be stored in the collection, as described in Element Types on page 124.
1. (of an array) the array element type of the array. 2. (of a stream) the stream element type of the stream.
Any element held in the repository is classified as a particular type. Examples of element type are entity, attribute, program module, process, table, diagram, text, softbox. Occurrences or instances of these are called elements.