From: Mike Piff <M.Piff@sheffield.ac.uk> To: www-html@www0.cern.ch Date: Thu, 3 Nov 1994 09:11:38 Subject: Re: Structural v. semantic markup Message-Id: <D5D38B46D9@Derwent.shef.ac.uk> On Wed, 2 Nov 1994 09:27:02 Nick Arnett wrote: %> %>Using a tag like <theorem> in a document would seem to cross the fence %>between the two, I think, which probably isn't a good thing. What you seem %>to be suggesting is that you'd use this tag when there's an element of a %>document which "is a" theorem, a lexical relationship. So how would you %>use it? Writing something like this doesn't seem like a good idea: %> %><theorem>Yadda, yadda, yadda</theorem> %> This is essentially how it is tagged in LaTeX. The conventional output would be something like either Theorem 2 Yadda, ... or Theorem 3.2 Yadda, ... or some other variant, with Theorem in bold; however, depending on the *definition* of <theorem>, other output is possible, eg, none, different text for "Theorem", no number, .... If you like, logically, this is a "Theorem", but what a "Theorem" really is is defined elsewhere, and can vary according to the context. %>Instead, tagging along the following lines is much richer and flexible, %>since it can express relationships that are ambiguous or inexpressible in %>flat or relational models. %> %>Yadda, yadda, yadda<LEX element="paragraph", relationship="is a", %>content="theorem"><p> %> Where would "Theorem 3.2" come from? Mike Piff %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% %% Dr M J Piff, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of %% %% Sheffield, UK. +44 114 282 4431 e-mail: M.Piff@sheffield.ac.uk %% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%