> Bruce Momjian writes:
> > Can someone clarify when we should use <command> and when we should use
> > <application>? I see postmaster used with application, but psql and
> > createdb used with command. Is this correct?
> >From "DocBook: The Definitive Guide":
> | Command -- The name of an executable program or other software command
> | This element holds the name of an executable program or the text of a
> | command that a user enters to execute a program.
> | Application -- The name of a software program
> | The appelation "application" is usually reserved for larger software
> | packages--WordPerfect, for example, but not grep. In some domains,
> | Application may also apply to a piece of hardware.
> One could think of psql as a separate "application", but postmaster is
> certainly a command only.
> I'm not sure why, given the definition, <command> is put out in bold.
> Monospaced would make more sense to me. <application> could be a remote
> candidate for bold.
I see both <command> and <application> SGML tags is used for the
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