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Pedantic Markup Language
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A tag based markup language that forces the writer into such specificity that even the Autonomous PeterSealy Machine (see link) would be unable to provide useless comment.
st3f, May 02 2001

Autonomous PeterSealy Machine http://www.halfbake...eterSealy_20Machine
Thankfully there's only one, eh Egnor. [st3f, May 02 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]

baking... http://groups.yahoo.com/group/humanmarkup
<patronizing head-shake>haven't we been through this already?</patronizing head-shake> [globaltourniquet, May 02 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

what the title unfortunately made me think of http://kobiljak.msu...tions_F/CNS_1h.html
[hob, May 02 2001, last modified Oct 21 2004]

HumanML http://www.oasis-op..._abbrev=humanmarkup
The Human Markup Language discussion moved to this new site. [bristolz, May 12 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       That should say "tag-based"
globaltourniquet, May 02 2001

       Wonderful! Tags could contain qualifying statements about the intended usage, alternate definitions of words, all sorts of pedant-defusing remarks, like--   

       <intentional satiric misuse>
<dialectic spelling>
<exaggeration for effect>

       And so on. Yes!
Dog Ed, May 02 2001

       [global...] <dodgy_covering_remark>It did but then I edited it.</<dodgy_covering_remark> It didn't look right.   

       <genuine_surprise>Where's Peter?</genuine_surprise>
st3f, May 02 2001

       Don't worry, UB, luckily it's pretty much impossible.
egnor, May 03 2001

       <IF No PeterSealy annotation THEN pedantic override>I happen to like PeterSealy's comments</IF No PeterSealy annotation THEN pedantic override>
thumbwax, May 03 2001

       This sounds only slightly more fun than progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (see link).   

       That Human Markup thing is really sick.
hob, Aug 05 2001

       <pml effect="rationalisation of implementation possibilities">This could be implemented as an extension to HTML. A browser option ("I am a pedant") would turn &lt;pml&gt; tags into links or display popup text within "effect" and possibly other attributes.</pml> <pml effect="qualifier to support of idea">This would have an unfortunate effect on "nuance, humour and sponaneity," not to mention writing time.</pml>
jabbers, Aug 19 2001


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