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Re: Fwd: In-Band Information Considered Harmful

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.

This can be a major problem for search engines etc.

If you have the markup OUT of band (ie, as suggested, in a separate
file, or at the end of the file, etc.) you don't get the problem.

Yes, you -could- teach the search engines HTML, but then we have to
keep updating them when HTML changes, or for a different sort of
markup, etc.  If it's out of band, it's EASY.


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