I’ve been wondering about XML and highlighting text. If I have some text, and I highlight a piece and tag it with some subject, I can easily express that in XML.
But what if then I highlight another, partly overlapping part of the sentence and want to tag that with another tag? How am I supposed to identify that with XML? I don’t want to do what HTML does with overlapping Italics Bold tags, because I want to remember what I highlighted as 1 section, not cut it up in different sections that are tagged the same way. (Is this making sense).
So what is the solution to this? Is there any? I think the fundamental problem is that, at a data modeling level, XML lets you build trees very easily, but not laticces (overlapping structures).