> possibly the "zen markup language" you were referring to earlier?
as a specific case, yes.
but, more generally, any type of "no-markup" method will do.
so it might be markdown, textile, wiki-markup, restructured text,
bbcode, or any of the variants commonly used in blogging tools and
bulletin-board/forum software, not to mention the brand-spankin' new
crop of wysiwyg web-based editors, like google's baby (a.k.a., writely),
or this spiffy little thing i'm using here now on the "advanced" screen...
for instance, when i make links like these...
...there's no reason i should have to "mark them up";
heck, that's why we have computers in the first place!