[rfc-i] issue: canonical formats

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Sun Jun 3 03:11:25 PDT 2012

On 1 Jun 2012, at 19:04 , Julian Reschke wrote:

>> Everything we *require* in the structure limits the agility of authoring
>> and submission formats.

> As far as I can tell, you are the only one concerned by that.

He is not.

>> This is why I'd like to differentiate between minimum and optional
>> structure, and ensure that all optional structure *can* be removed by
>> automated means.


> If the structure is well-defined and parsers are available, it *will* be simple to remove. I just don't get why you *want* to remove it.

Some people find it useful to insert characters in the text to tag or mark up stuff. Others find that confusing and annoying, and prefer tags and markup to be hidden by their editor (this is how word processors work).

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