Halfbakery: Criticism
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Pedantic Markup Language

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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