Re: Project Gutenberg markup

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From: Edd Dumbill (
Date: Mon Mar 13 2000 - 07:19:45 PST

On Mon, Mar 13, 2000 at 08:32:54AM -0500, Kragen Sitaker wrote:
> It sure would be nice to have documents in a better-than-ASCII format.
> Something like setext ( would be just great
> --- looks fine as ASCII, yet its conventions carry more information.
> We'd have to come up with a setext variant suitable for novels and
> other books, though, and I'm not convinced the same markup can
> reasonably be used for texts as different as the King James Bible,
> Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, The Adventures of Sherlock
> Holmes, and Webster's Dictionary, all of which are in PG today.

Related Gutenberg in XML bits:

Currently debate is continuing on the XML-DEV list about appropriateness
of various DTDs vs. making a new one (to use TEI or not). Archives of
the discussion can be gotten from

Edd Dumbill, Managing Editor,,

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