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RE: [xml-dev] Is "markup" a noun or a verb? Do you "markup data" or "wrap data in tags"?

Originally, I think it was a verb but it predates our digital technologies.
It was the practice of those preparing a manuscript for a typesetter, AFAIK.

Now it is both.


From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:costello@mitre.org] 
Hi Folks,

Consider this data:

    Nikon D40

Here I did "something" to the data:

    <camera>Nikon D40</camera>

Which is preferred way of expressing what I did to the data:

1. I marked up the data.

2. I wrapped the data in a tag.

3. I wrapped the data in tags.

4. I wrapped the data in a start-tag/end-tag pair.

5. I wrapped the data in markup.

6. I embedded the data in markup.

7. I enclosed the data in markup.

Or some other way?

I suspect that several of the above expressions are acceptable; which

Are some of the above expressions just plain wrong, i.e. incorrect
English grammar?



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