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"Randolph J. Herber" <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 10 Mar 1997 11:43:21 -0600
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Thank you.

I believe that you understand my purpose.

You will note that that extended conversation has come to an end (I hope).
It went on much longer than I had intended.

I agree that the question whether context sensitive grammars are necessary
to describe usual markup demands in either a ``comfortable'' (please, feel
free to suggest a better description) syntax or in any syntax at all is
still an open question in this forum.

Sometimes, syntax can be found that permits a context free grammar to
be used; but, humans generally find that that grammar is difficult or
``painful'' to use.

Randolph J. Herber, [log in to unmask], +1 630 840 2966,
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