[XML-DEV Mailing List Archive Home] [By Thread] [By Date] [Recent Entries] [Reply To This Message]

Re: Why is text marked up ?

  • From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
  • To: dlee@calldei.com
  • Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:29:18 -0500

Re:  Why is text marked up ?
On Thu, 2012-01-19 at 08:48 -0500, David Lee wrote:
[...]
> "Why is text marked up" ? 

Mark-up in retail increases the selling price.
Mark-up in texts increases the value.

"why not just write the text better" - a lot of our Western manuscript
tradition came out of an idea that there was an Original Text that was
Divinely Inspired by the Goddesses, and that could not be improved upon
by mortals; the task of the humans was to understand these sacred texts,
so that a commentary had to distinguish clearly the original and the
expansion.

Having said that, some of the necessary apparatus to do that is very
modern; there are no quotation marks in the 1611 King James Bible, and
the start and end of reported text is often unclear. Bibles sometimes
print the "sayings of Jesus" in red, but they don't necessarily all
print the _same_ text in red. This is because the concept of the "q"
element was not available at the time ;-)

Liam

-- 
Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
Pictures from old books: http://fromoldbooks.org/



[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index]


PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!

Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!

Buy Stylus Studio Now

Download The World's Best XML IDE!

Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!

Don't miss another message! Subscribe to this list today.
Email
First Name
Last Name
Company
Subscribe in XML format
RSS 2.0
Atom 0.3
 

Stylus Studio has published XML-DEV in RSS and ATOM formats, enabling users to easily subcribe to the list from their preferred news reader application.


Stylus Studio Sponsored Links are added links designed to provide related and additional information to the visitors of this website. they were not included by the author in the initial post. To view the content without the Sponsor Links please click here.

Site Map | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademarks
Free Stylus Studio XML Training:
W3C Member
Stylus Studio® and DataDirect XQuery ™are products from DataDirect Technologies, is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation, in the U.S. and other countries. © 2004-2013 All Rights Reserved.