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RE: Is "markup" a noun or a verb? Do you "markup data" or "wr

  • From: Len Bullard <len.bullard@u...>
  • To: Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre <dalapeyre@m...>, xml-dev@l...
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:52:54 -0500

RE:  Is "markup" a noun or a verb?  Do you "markup data" or "wr
Not to preach to the choir, it is because we lose the distinction of tag
sprinkling vs application.   That's been a hole in the fabric ever since we
lost the tight coupling to formal schema definitions.   It isn't that both
options aren't viable.  It helps to distinguish them and point out that
free-hand sprinkling (making up tags just in time) has downsides, and that
if one finds they have to document the tags/elements, there are several
levels of optional rigor.  Then it is a matter of choosing among those
formally (given some rule or policy) even if the policy is "pick one, we'll
try it, if we like it, we'll keep it, if not, go to plan b".

See Idiocracy.  Rule by consensus isn't all that hot. :-)


From: Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre [mailto:dalapeyre@m...] 

And since the definition of "tagging" is usually
"applying markup to the date", why not?

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