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Title:The Descriptive/Procedural Distinction is Flawed
Author(s):Renear, Allen H.
Subject(s):markup
speech acts
pragmatics
xml
performatives
Abstract:The traditional distinction between descriptive and procedural markup is  flawed; it conflates two different dimensions — mood and domain — which in fact can vary independently. An adequate markup taxonomy must, among other things, incorporate distinctions such as those developed in contemporary “speech-act theory”. This will substantially complicate, although in interesting ways, the development of an adequate theory of markup semantics, as formalization will require modal operators and additional axiomatic relationships. In addition, these reflections reveal that there are foundational issues in markup theory that are not yet resolved, in particular the precise relationship between markup and text.
Issue Date:2001
Publisher:MIT Press
Citation Info:Allen Renear, “The descriptive/procedural distinction is flawed” Markup Languages: Theory & Practice 2.4 (2001): 411–420.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/113439
Rights Information:MIT Press
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-02-08


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