15-Feb-01 10:56 Hans Aberg wrote:
>>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.
> If a sentence cannot be parsed by a human, it is of little use in the
> human world I gather.
Such a sentence _without markup_ cannot be parsed by a human, so it's
useless when it doesn't have markup; I agree. But the author adds markup to
the sentence, so it becomes useful. I'ld like to emphasize that the author
doesn't parse anything (except his thoughts; and his thoughts are already
markuped:-)) when he adds markup to his sentence.