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RE: Last tagging vs Mark up

  • From: "Michael Kay" <mike@s...>
  • To: "'Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre'" <dalapeyre@m...>,<xml-dev@l...>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:03:53 +0100

RE:  Last tagging vs Mark up
> The TEI folks call what I call "marking up"
> and some call "tagging" by the name of
> "encoding" and they hire folks to "encode"
> historical documents.

Well, any community is entitled to its own jargon, but this seems poorly
chosen. If the process involves changing "Gloucestershire" to
"<county>GLS</county>" then it seems reasonable to call it "encoding"; it it
involves changing "Gloucestershire" to "<county>Gloucestershire</county>"
then I don't think "encoding" is the right word at all.

Michael Kay

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