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Old 10-26-2006, 04:50 AM   #46
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liberation from heavy markup

tad said:
> 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...

http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/
http://www.textism.com/tools/textile/

...there's no reason i should have to "mark them up";
heck, that's why we have computers in the first place!

-bowerbird
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