alexey at feldgendler.ru
Tue Apr 24 13:35:16 PDT 2007
On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 22:18:23 +0200, Charles Iliya Krempeaux
<supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It occurs to me that one of the most frequently used nits of
>> pseudo-markup is to indicate sarcasm. For example,
>> <sarcasm>Yeah, George W. Bush has been such a great president.</sarcasm>
>> Should we perhaps formalize this? Is there any benefit to be achieved by
>> adding an explicit sarcasm element to HTML?
In Western typography, there is already a tradition to mark up irony with
Yeah, George W. Bush has been such a “great” president.
I don't think a structural markup is required for something that has a
punctuation tradition, just like we don't introduce structural markup for
sentences (the punctuation, such as a full stop after the sentence,
> Also... I've heard that Ethiopian Semitic languages and French actually
> has a punctuation mark for sarcasm.
There was such an idea, but it hasn't been widely adopted.
Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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