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Re: [xml-dev] Why is text marked up ?

my 2 cents:

> "Why is text marked up" ?
Annotate things, ...add metadata to a document. And presentation, than
in some cases can be just a type of metadata.

> "To add meaning for *human* readers - which coincidentally is machine readable" ---> Is this ever really done ?

Yes for humans experts in the trade,  not for the average joe that
will look at something like XML and feel is randomized letters
withouth any meaning.

> "Why not just write the text better ?"

Because it pay to have the original message simple,  and pay to have
the metadata sort of "optional" so can be ignored.  Then if you edit
the original message, is not the original message anymore, and this is
important for humans: contracts, tax declarations, etc...  modifying a
signed document make it "void", because is untrue that what the signed
document shows is what what signed. But with tags you can "embed" the
original document as a facsimile, then add anything you need.

ℱin del ℳensaje.

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