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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 14:12:23 -0400
Walter Underwood wrote:
> Why is <copyrite> misspelled? <hedline>, too?
These spellings are traditional in the news business, along
with "graf" for "paragraph", "sked" for "schedule",
"lede" for "lead [paragraph or sentence]", and some
The original purpose of the misspellings was to clearly distinguish
data from metadata: the annotation "hed" marks something as a
headline, whereas the annotation "head" might be read as an
instruction to insert the word "head". "Hed" is shorter
than "<head/>", after all. :-)
> <bytag> is an unusual term for "author" or "creator", even for
> a profession that routinely uses "slug".
"Slug" does not mean "bytag"; it means "identifier".
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
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