[Doc-SIG] Alternative inline markup

Ka-Ping Yee ping@lfw.org
Fri, 9 Nov 2001 02:52:25 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 9 Nov 2001, Tony J Ibbs (Tibs) wrote:
> And I *do* think (from historical experience) that *deciding* how to
> treat nested inline markup is difficult - I have generally had a very
> laissez-faire attitude to the problem (so I would allow almost anything
> that might make sense to someone, and expect the parser to cope),
> whereas David and Edward Loper have had a much stronger wish to be able
> to *describe* in a simple manner what is and is not allowed.

I agree with the latter position.  My two cents, in short:

    If you have to run the system in order to know exactly
    what output you will get, the system design is broken.

-- ?!ng