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Re: Fwd: In-Band Information Considered Harmful
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- Subject: Re: Fwd: In-Band Information Considered Harmful
- From: Bek Oberin <gossamer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 23:02:52 +1100
- In-reply-to: <email@example.com>; from Lasse Hillerøe Petersen on Tue, Oct 27, 1998 at 09:19:23AM +0100
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Lasse Hillerøe Petersen wrote:
> >Rich Pasco wrote:
> >> Why harmful? Looking to see your article.
> >For the purposes of Perl, because this:
> > <EM>H</EM>elpful info
> >does not match if you search for "Helpful info" which makes
> >it bad.
> In fact the above is abuse of markup for typographical purposes. EM was
> never intended to be used that way, if I'm not much mistaken. But of course
> people can and thus will abuse markup that way.
True, but there are other non-abuse ones that will have effectively
the same action. That one was just the first I thought of :)_
Thanks for telling us about the mac word processors that work this
way - I didn't know there were any!
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