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   Re: [xml-dev] What is Tag Soup?

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At 2002-10-11 07:19 -0700, Dave Winer wrote:
>What is Tag Soup?
>I've heard the term used here several times, and wondered if there was a

I have used this term in my instruction for years to characterize the 
jumble of angle brackets acting like tags in HTML in pages that are 
accepted by browsers.  Improper minimization, overlapping constructs ... 
stuff that looks like SGML markup but the creator didn't know or respect 
SGML rules for the HTML vocabulary.  In effect a soupy collection of text 
and markup.

I've never seen the term defined anywhere.

................ Ken

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