14.0349 encoding vs markup? Boolean?

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       [1]   From:    "Fotis Jannidis" <fotis.jannidis@lrz.uni-           (30)
             Subject: text encoding and text markup
       [2]   From:    "Gerda Elata" <gerda@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>              (2)
             Subject: Re: 14.0343 new on WWW: e-publishing bib; e-portal for
             Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:52:17 +0100
             From: "Fotis Jannidis" <fotis.jannidis@lrz.uni-muenchen.de>
             Subject: text encoding and text markup
    for a encyclopedia I am writing an article on "text encoding". I
    discovered that I am not sure how this concept is - in the actual use
    of words - related to "text markup" and whether there is an
    established difference how they are used?
    Intuitively I would say that "text encoding" is the more extensive
    concept, also including the intellectual and philological processes
    necessary to do the markup, while "text markup" rather refers to the
    more technical aspects and is just a part of text encoding.
    Another point makes this question even more complicated: I am
    writing this article for a German lexicon and I have the impression
    that in German the relation of "Textkodierung" and
    "Textauszeichnung" is just reversed, the latter being the more
    abstract concept.
    Could you please tell me how you would think a prototypical use of
    "text encoding" and "text markup" (to mix two ways of researching
    word semantics) should look like if you go by your intuition. As
    these concepts are quite young, our intuition can only be quite
    weak, and every response is very welcome. To the many German
    readers on this list: Do you think my understanding of the German
    concepts meets yours?
    Thanks a lot in advance,
    Fotis Jannidis
    btw, I tried to find out whether this question has been discussed
    before on Humanist by searching the archive, but the link to the cgi
    script seems to be broken at
    Forum Computerphilologie
             Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 10:53:37 +0100
             From: "Gerda Elata" <gerda@bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
             Subject: Re: 14.0343 new on WWW: e-publishing bib; e-portal for 
    Forgive my probably unforgivable ignorance.
    What are Boolean operators?
    Gerda Elata-Alster

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