Re: Is "markup" a noun or a verb? Do you "markup data"or "wra
"Preferred" is such a slippery word. In my teaching experience (no preference implied): >1. I marked up the data. - is the way the professionals in this industry would say it. It sounds fine to most of us, but also confuses many novices, even copyeditors. >2, 3, and 4 are OK, but nobody talks like this in real life IMO >5, 6, 7 have never been heard by me in the real world. I also don't like them much (maybe I do have a preference after all) The great unwashed (i.e. professionals in some other business than this Markup stuff) would, I think, mostly agree with Mark, they "tag" their data. Overlap geeks have been heard to call it "applying inline markup" ---------- Yes, Steve, I agree that "to mark up" is a verb, but even "markup" the noun has problems. When Balisage wanted a subtitle to tell people what the conference was actually about, we chose "Balisage:The Markup Conference". Sounded good to us, because we wanted to express that it was more than "Balisage: The XML Conference" since it was perfectly fine to talk about microformats, SGML, non-XML-based mashups and clouds, out-of-line-markup, LMNL, etc. But it left a lot of people wondering what the conference WAS about, and we have had some very odd email reactions and a bunch of business types who do not view the UBL and other tag-related things that they do as "markup". Markup is for text, not data is some eyes. Odd old world. --dal -- ====================================================================== Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre mailto:dalapeyre@m... Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com 17 West Jefferson Street Direct Phone: 301/315-9633 Suite 207 Phone: 301/315-9631 Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in XML, XSL, & SGML ======================================================================
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