From: Werner LEMBERG (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 16 2008 - 15:38:44 CST
> The problem with arbitrarily wide embellishments on text is how to
> define scope. The mathematical horizontal brackets are used as
> characters, but within a system that uses other mechanisms to assign
> scope. Therefore, the character only encodes the type of the
> embellishment to be used, not its beginning or end.
Thanks for the explanation. However, while reading TR 25, I would
really like to have an example -- without your explanations I find
the section on horizontal delimiters incomprehensible.
> Coding a bracketing pair of characters, with the understanding that
> the text between these characters is to be embellished would allow
> someone to express the desired semantic, but introduces non-local
> scope into plain text, something that should be avoided if at all
Something like this should be added to TR 25 IMHO.
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