Inline markup considered harmful?

James Tauber jtauber at
Sun Jun 13 09:12:12 BST 1999

> I would be very interested in any references to this
> (or related) work that might me lying around.

I spoke on this at SGML/XML Asia Pacific last year, taking Ted Nelson's
article in the W3J as my starting point. I showed how XLink/XPointers could
be used to achieve "parallel" markup then went on to discuss more
philosophical issues relating to what assertions one is actually making when
they mark up documents, arriving at the conclusion that the distinction
between markup, content and presentation is a blurred, application-specific
one (presentation is just another markup language, as is content).


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