On the use of TeX as a general markup language for HTML5

S.K. Venkatesan
TNQ Books and Journals, India

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The TeX syntax has been fairly successful at marking-up a variety of scientific and technical literature, making it an ideal authoring syntax. The brevity of the TeX syntax makes it difficult to create overlapping structures, which in the case of HTML has made life so difficult for XML purists. We discuss S-expressions, the TeX syntax and how it can help reduce the nightmare that the HTML5 markup is going to create. Apart from this we implement a new syntax for marking-up semantic information (microdata) in TeX.