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

Which English dialect are you locating the question in?  On whose behalf is this being worked out?  English grammar evolves constantly and is not consistent across the globe.  Use whatever works where you are, and whatever seems most elegant, because its guaranteed that somewhere else, to someone else, its going to look odd.


On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 2:56 AM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:

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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