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Re: [xml-dev] Text Markup Part II

On Fri, 2012-01-20 at 20:16 +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 20/01/12 12:02, David Lee wrote:
> [...]
> > * Was there a slow transition of adding markup then some kind of "Ah Ha!"
> > moment where people realized they needed/should wrap the whole thing in a
> > tag ?
> I don't think there was a specific road-to-Damascus moment, but the 
> development of Script--GML--SGML and the start-tag...end-tag very 
> roughly paralleled the development of TeX (grouping) and LaTeX with its 
> \begin...\end markers.

LaTeX was of course based on the earlier Scribe formatter, which used


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