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Re: <q> -- <q><q></q></q> <blockquote> and thought balloons

From: Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 14:43:57 +0000
Message-ID: <4126b3450810300743k33d4711drcd6f4818a1e4e07@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dailey, David P." <david.dailey@sru.edu>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Oops, typed too quickly in my previous email. Some typo corrections follow:

2008/10/30 Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net>

> 2008/10/30 Dailey, David P. <david.dailey@sru.edu>
>>
>> Suppose an utterance is expressed in a base language, let's call it
>> Punctuation ML, for which the primitives of the ML are necessary and
>> sufficient for the punctuation of human thought (hence, a language more
>> basic than HTML). Then to what extent might we hope for our PML to be
>> transformable into either HTML or SVG (through, say, XSLT) as appropriate?
>>
> For:

This would be easier to determine if such a language as PML existed, but
> since it does not (and, I would argue, is unlikely to as long as "sufficient
> for the punctuation of human thought" remains a contested concept). Since if
> does not, this is not a concrete use case, and as such, is out of scope for
> the HTML5 WG, in my opinion.
>

Read:

This would be easier to determine if such a language as PML existed, but
since it does not (and, I would argue, is unlikely to as long as "sufficient
for the punctuation of human thought" remains a contested concept), this is
not a concrete use case, and as such, is out of scope for the HTML5 WG, in
my opinion.

Contextually, [...] it may not be a practical consideration.
>>
> For:

> I don't believe it is a practical consideration, not least because the HTML
> WG doesn't not have a time-machine as its disposal!
>

Read:

I don't believe it is a practical consideration, not least because the HTML
WG does not have a time-machine as its disposal!

Sam
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