From: David Starner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jun 30 2008 - 19:38:47 CDT
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 7:53 PM, Michael Everson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dragging maths and music into it is a totally different thing.
But the discussion is about math; whether characters should be added
to Unicode to make it easier to mangle math into plain text.
> Content is the thing that markers-up like to mark up. But content is the
Grabbing the first book at my left, James White's _Deadly Litter_, I
quickly come upon sentences like "I'm not sure I can land <i>us</i> on
Mars." I don't see the fundamental distinction between the content
that's plain text and that which is markup; both add to the meaning of
the sentence, and the italics, once lost, could not be restored by any
marker-up without reference to the original text. Digging down through
the stack, I find similar usage in _Classical Considerations: Useful
Wisdom from Greece and Rome_ and _The Pilgrim's Progress_ by John
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