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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 14:51:22 -0400
Miles Sabin wrote:
> > Typists can regenerate the surface form, but not the
> > lost semantic markup.
> Are you sure about that? Granted they _might_ not be
> able to restore the semantic markup that was placed
> there by the originator [...]
That's a quibble. The *original* semantic markup is lost,
even if someone can supply *new* semantic markup that
just-so-happens to be the same.
Note: supplying one form is not a firewall if it is not
a dumbed-down form. Source code is not a firewall,
obfuscated source code is a firewall. See
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