Re: Separation of formatting...
Dan Ancona wrote: > > Anyway, the gist I'm getting from this thread is that a rigorous separation > of formatting from any purely generic or abstract markup in a given XML > file format is not strictly necessary. In fact, it could even be > beneficial in some circumstances and for some formats. Correct? > Personally I've come around to a pragmatist position on this, after some time as a radical Free The Text purist. It's just not possible to encode information without also encoding something about what we're supposed to do with it, any more than it's possible to draw a "real" line segment. But we can certainly do some very useful things by trying. An interesting paper on a similar topic is at http://www.sil.org/sgml/ohco1.html, "Refining Our Notion of What Text Really Is: The Problem of Overlapping Hierarchies." -- xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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