In speech and writing, the meaning of context is:
1.1 The parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning:
HTML or XML codes seem to use the broader sense of context:
Consider the hierarchical structure of a document in XML
<document> <header> English language Usage </header> <body> <question> Is it a good object? </question> <answer> No this is a good for export! </answer> </body> </document>
For example any container in a webpage could be counted as context for the sub-elements (e.g. header, body, question, answer,...), but those containers are not necessarily immediately before or after.
Imposing boundaries (e.g. starting and ending points) on this context within a webpage, we might apply the verbs open and close metaphorically in sentences like these:
- This element opens a context which expands to its related elements...
- To close this context, we should specify an ending ....
Are there any other useful verbs that could be used to talk about imposing these boundaries of context?