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And an ASP page complete with multiple programming
languages and syntaxes is a thing of beauty?
We gotta get past this "ugly" thing. The authors
of these texts are here with us and can help sort
the English. The editor of ISO 8879 is an approachable
guy. We really can approach these tasks as a global
markup system task and keep all of the useful options
alive. But if this starts out as a catfight over who
can write the simplest sentence, we are all losers.
From: Frank Richards [mailto:email@example.com]
>>>Can someone please explain what, exactly, are the
operative esthetic values that cause the AF solution to
be perceived as ugly? I simply don't see it, and I've
never seen it.
Well, like HyTime and ISO 8879 itself, AFs were presented to the world in
horrible English (combining a poorly drafted statute with a needlessly
convoluted academic paper) in a vocabulary based largely on tertiary
meanings and backward senses of words. But other than that, like HyTime and
SGML, they're cool.
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