RE: Emoji: emoticons vs. literacy

From: James Kass (
Date: Mon Jan 05 2009 - 23:57:29 CST

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    Peter Constable wrote,

    >But you're blurring the lines between plain text
    >and markup: what you're suggesting *is* markup,
    >but you're just calling it plain text.

    HTML source files are plain-text files. The mark-up
    contained within consists of plain-text strings. Using
    plain-text strings as mark-up blurs no lines, it's done
    every day.

    On the other hand, encoding icons as text crosses the
    line between plain-text and rich-text.

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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