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Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically?

Note that I (try) to mark up as semantically as possible because I like they way it looks and feels, but not because I'm aware of any other stunning advantages. The point of my question is to be ...
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I've been told HTML is a markup language, C++ is a programming language, what could make that difference?

My programming friends are always telling me that HTML is a markup language and C++ is a programming language. When I ask them what's the difference, they never give me a reasonable answer. What ...
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Storing in-text metadata in a discrete data structure

I am developing an application which will need to store inline, intext metadata. What I mean by that is the following: let's say we have a long text, and we want to store some metadata connected with ...
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Why is semantic markup given more weight for search engines?

This question follows directly from the part of an answer of this question - Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically? . I would like to understand why SEO techniques gives more ...
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Wiki/markup in enterprise as documentation [closed]

Why it is less common to use wiki/markup in enterprise as documentation? They use Word document instead. Wiki/markup are in text format, which is version control friendly.
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Suggestions for a CMS markup language for PHP [closed]

As a learning experience, and as project, I am attempting to write a CMS module for ZF2. One of the functionality I would like to have is the possibility of adding dynamic contents in the pages by ...
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Why are <section>, <header> and <footer> tags not used much when I see sites that are in HTML 5? [closed]

I've noticed that even when a websites front end is coded in HTML 5 as evidenced by the <!DOCTYPE html>, people rarely seem to use the new HTML 5 <section>, <header> and ...
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Convert plain text to a pdf template

I have some articles (more than 200 pages) in plain text. It needs to be converted to an given PDF markup. I got some Photoshop files for the headers for every page and a list of requirements for the ...
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Ideal way to define a table or grid in XML?

HTML <table border="1" width="400"> <tr> <th>Month</th> <th>Savings</th> </tr> <tr> <td>January</td> ...
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What is the best way to keep both html document structure and php control structure strongly visible in complex view file

I create a lot of views in my work as part of the common MVC pattern applied in web frameworks like Code Igniter and Cake. I also adhere to the following maxim as best I can: fat models and library ...