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   Re: [xml-dev] (Fwd) out-of-line markup (was Re: [xml-dev] manipulating w

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Peter Jacobi wrote:
> Replying to David G. Durand replying to  Simon St.Laurent
> > >Maybe Ted Nelson was right about out-of-line markup having advantages.
> > [...] You have
> > to either update the offsets as the underlying text changes, or create a
> > text model that does that for you.
> There is a very successfull, widely deployed implementation of
> out-of-line markup, which also managed that problem:
> ctags (and etags)

I think that we should distinguish generated indexes from out-of-line
markup. True out-of-line markup imposes a structural interpretation on
the data that is not computable from the data itself.

 Paul Prescod


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