[Gllug] Getting Linux to work with Freeserve (Wanadoo) Broadband

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Fri Jul 9 06:31:15 UTC 2004

On Wed, 7 Jul 2004, Bruce Richardson moaned:
> On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 05:43:40PM +0100, Nix wrote:
>> The ideal of markup systems (like TeX and HTML/XML) is to have text with
>> an absolute minimum number of changes emerge exactly as it went in
>> (reformatted appropriately). TeX fulfills this admirably, with extremely
>> few characters requiring escaping: HTML and XML, well, how many entities
>> do you want? Do you even know what they all *are*? (I know I don't.)
> Don't confuse HTML and XML.  In XML there are precisely 5 predefined
> internal entities.  No more are needed, though others may be defined for
> convenience.

How unexpectedly un-hideous.

Still, at least I can still moan about the opacity of the spec. :)

`Some people find it difficult to accept that it is not always possible
 to explain things which should be explicable.'
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