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Because the target audience of the display markup is not "front-end developers", it's our website viewers. And they could care less how we structure our display markup.

By that line of reasoning, why should a semantically-structured database matter? The website viewers never see that, either.

Unless the reason you care about semantics in your database is for ease of development. In which case, all the front-end developers you might work with in the future would thank you for thinking of them when you output your markup.




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