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Re: [xml-dev] Text Markup Part II

Not to forget nroff/troff then RTF. ( then postscript, word etc etc ... )
But as we go back that far its mostly markup primarily concerned with typesetting not semantics.
Somewhere along the line (as far as I can tell). Semantic markup and typesetting/publishing markup started to converge. 

Sent from my iPad (excuse the terseness) 
David A Lee

On Jan 20, 2012, at 9:00 PM, Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org> wrote:

> 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
> @begin...@end.
> Liam
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