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 Re: Why markup? Alexander Cherepanov <[log in to unmask]> Thu, 15 Feb 2001 04:17:30 +0300 text/plain (20 lines) 12-Feb-01 14:53 Hans Aberg wrote: > This is exactly my point: Because of the lousy parsing of the computer > programs, one is forced to do markup, so that they can get the information. 14-Feb-01 21:45 Hans Aberg wrote: >> Editor writes: The gap in the last formula [i.e. \mskip20mu] should be >> made like in the first one and the \$gap\$ should be made like in the >> second one. > The answer is as always: If you can parse it without markup, then it is > possible to parse it, right? If you, or other humans, cannot parse it that > way without markup, then don't expect the computer do it for you. :-) So (my) conclusion is: since there are cases which cannot be parsed by a human, markup is not only for stupid computers but is unavoidable in principle and is essential when you express such delicate things as thoughts in such a coarse form as a written text. Sasha