3.718 markup issues (66)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Wed, 8 Nov 89 18:54:20 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 718. Wednesday, 8 Nov 1989.

(1) Date: Wed, 08 Nov 89 08:05 EST (16 lines)
Subject: bib data, text data and standards

(2) Date: Wed, 8 Nov 89 15:31:55 PST (30 lines)
Subject: [DCGQAL]A0234!Tag Attributes

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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 89 08:05 EST
Subject: bib data, text data and standards

As a response to Shu Yan Mok, I would like to contribute yet another
format for bibliographic citations to the list: ANSI Z39.29-1977
(this standard may have been updated recently; I'm sorry I don't
have a more up-to-date list at hand where I can immediately check).

In general, though, I would like to know if anyone is monitoring
the effect of standards on text encryption, etc. Partcicularly in
light of the attemps to bridge the IBM/MAC gap, I have a feeling
that activity is probably pretty heavy here, although it is possib--
ly all industry-based, possibly proprietary. Another question I
would like to pose is: is anybody out there working on or familiar
with the draft standard for a common command language?
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Date: Wed, 8 Nov 89 15:31:55 PST
Subject: [DCGQAL]A0234!Tag Attributes

Re: 3.705 more on NeXT (101)

Michael Hart's comment about the necessity for removing tags from a text file
prompt the following observation and question.

It seems clear from (1) even a casual analysis of the variety of potentially
exclusive tag sets to identify such dissimilar things as structural,
morphological, linguistic, or entity references, and (2) the development of
hypertext linkages which potentially might point to specific elements of
already-tagged files, that what we need is a practical application whereby
tags, themselves, can carry attributes. Were this to exist, one could "look"
at a document through a filter that "reveals" the document through the
perspective of a given set of chosen tag references. It is possible that many
tags would be held in common from one view to another, so attributes of tags
should permit multiple identification with several different "authors" or

Perhaps this is already being addressed by one or another of the Text Encoding
Initiative Committees. If so, I am unfamiliar with such efforts.

Can anyone shed some light on the reasonableness, or impossibility of such an

Chet Grycz
Scholarship and Technology Study Project