Markup

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Here at DP, the term markup generally refers to the various tags that are or have been inserted into documents to format or otherwise designate data for some type of special handling.

Different styles of markup are used in different types of documents. For example, to indicate a reference to footnote "number 1" in

  • an HTML document, use markup like this: <sup>[<a name="1" href="#1">1</a>]</sup>
  • page text in the Proofing Interface, use markup like this: [1]

And to bold text in

  • a BBCode forum posting, use markup like this: [b]bold text[/b]
  • a DP Wiki article, use markup like this: '''bold text'''
  • an HTML document, use markup like this: <b>bold text</b>

For italic text in

  • a BBCode forum posting, use markup like this: [i]italic text[/i]
  • a DP Wiki article, use markup like this: ''italic text''
  • an HTML document, use markup like this: <i>italic text</i>
  • a plain text document, use markup like this: _italic text_