Re: Encoded rendering instructions (was Unicode's Mandate)

From: Patrick Andries (
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 11:53:59 CST

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    Dean Snyder a écrit :

    >Two problems in this context with all xml markup:
    >1) it's markup, not plain text ;-)

    >2) plus all the markup schemes with which I am familiar (including the
    >ones you mention here) use non-empty tags for the markup elements, tags
    >which are basically worthless for overlapping hierarchies of meta-textual
    >data. (Try marking up a textual feature that spans portions of two
    >paragraphs and you'll see what I mean.) Of course, that could be remedied
    >by the use of empty tags,
    Or a clever XML editor that would split such spans into well-formed
    (non-overlapping) equivalent hierarchies?

    P. A.

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