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   RE: [xml-dev] Is HTML structured or unstructured information?

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>Is HTML structured or unstructured information?


But seriously... if "Structured information may be characterized as
information whose intended meaning is unambiguous" and "The canonical
example of structured information is a relational database table" then the
article is building from a shaky premise, because the intended meaning of
the data in a relational database table can easily be ambiguous. 

If it means that a relational table is structured because the individual
pieces of information in it are clearly delineated and their structural
relation is unambiguous, which makes sense to me, then I would consider HTML
structured, especially when compared to the article's examples of
unstructured information. 

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