The basic building blocks of structured documents are elements. Elements represent pieces of a document's content (its text, graphics, and so on) and together make up the document's structure. Elements can be simple elements or complex elements.
A simple element in XML contains just text. A complex element can have attributes and can:
•contain other elements.
•contain only text.
•contain both elements and text.
Elements can have values within a specified range of valid values.
All structured documents in FrameMaker use elements. Each element has a name, or tag, such as Section, Head, or List. The element tags that are available are determined by the document element definitions.