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

Everything except #2.  There are two tags <camera> and </camera>.  There is
one element <camera>Nikon D40</camera>.

I also use the expression "I tagged the data".


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-----Original Message-----
From: Costello, Roger L. [mailto:costello@mitre.org] 
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2008 12:56 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: [xml-dev] Is "markup" a noun or a verb? Do you "markup data" or
"wrap data in tags"?

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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