Markup Language

A (document) markup language is a modern system for annotating a document in a way that is syntactically distinguishable from the text. The idea and terminology evolved from the "marking up" of paper manuscripts, i.e., the revision instructions by editors, traditionally written with a blue pencil on authors' manuscripts. In digital media this "blue pencil instruction text" was replaced by tags, that is, instructions are expressed directly by tags or "instruction text encapsulated by tags".Examples are typesetting instructions such as those found in troff, TeX and LaTeX, or structural markers such as XML tags.
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  • How to speak ‘Search Engine’

    … to show it to a user who is searching for one or the other. Search engines want to provide their users with more rich data in search results: useful information like event dates, reviews, menus and other details that can answer their query at a glance, or at least help them decide which result will be the most relevant. Ward quoted Sundar Pichai…

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