Definitions for "Document element"
Keywords:  outermost, ead, xml, element, dtd
an element that represents the contents of the document
The highest-level element in a DTD. In EAD, ead is the document element. (The term "root element" is sometimes used to refer to the document element, but this is incorrect SGML usage.)
The outermost element of a document. The Document Element contains all of the other elements. Contrasted with the root node.