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Re: [xml-dev] Text Markup Part II

On 20/01/12 20:28, John Cowan wrote:
> Peter Flynn scripsit:
>>> A) "Marking up bits of text where needed"
>>> And
>>> B) "A full text markup vocabulary for encoding an entire document"
>> I'm finding it hard to see a use case for (A) at all. I'm not aware of
>> it ever being done.
> In LMNL, the tags express not containment but ranges, which may or may
> not overlap.  There is no requirement to tag the whole-document range.
> Indeed, as soon as you have escaped the LMNL markup start characters
> [ and {, any plain-text document becomes well-formed LMNL.

Thank you for reminding me -- a good example. I don't remember (and now 
cannot find, as most of the links there have broken over time) details 
of how LMNL announces its presence: is this assumed to be in the 
filetype, or is there a marker somewhere? Other than the simple presence 
of the markup characters themselves, which could arbitrarily occur in 
any type of document.

I was taking (A) to mean marking up a fragment inside a document 
*without* heralding the fact. I really don't see a use case for that, 
apart from providing for serendipitous discovery.


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