RE: Inline markup considered harmful?
On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, DuCharme, Robert wrote: > For those who are interested in learning more, Ted Nelson's essay > "Embedded Markup Considered Harmful" is included in the O'Reilly/W3C > 1997 book "XML Principles, Tools and Techniques." For those not familiar with the utter brilliance of Ted Nelson (the world should have a few more like him!) see for example "Ted Nelson's Computer Paradigm, Expressed as One-Liners" http://www.sfc.keio.ac.jp/~ted/TN/WRITINGS/TCOMPARADIGM/tedCompOneLiners.html Among which we find: Trying to fix HTML is like trying to graft arms and legs onto hamburger. There's got to be something better -- but XML is the same thing and worse. EMBEDDED MARKUP IS A CANCER. (see the "HTML" section) *apologies for failing to use transquotation strings (TQstrings) as required by the Transcopyright -rcc 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 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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