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Re: [xml-dev] Last tagging vs Mark up

On Wed, Sep 17 2008 10:03:53 +0100, mike@saxonica.com wrote:
>> The TEI folks call what I call "marking up"
>> and some call "tagging" by the name of
>> "encoding" and they hire folks to "encode"
>> historical documents.
> Well, any community is entitled to its own jargon, but this seems poorly
> chosen. If the process involves changing "Gloucestershire" to

When the name of the project is "Text Encoding Initiative", what would
you expect them to call the action?  "Texting"?  "Initiativating"?

When it involves producing computer-sensible markup corresponding to
squiggles on a page -- including markup for notes scrawled in margins,
crossings out, coffee stains (maybe?), etc. -- then "encoding" may not
be too far off the mark.


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