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Jim Melton wrote:
> Unstructured data is...well, unstructured. A decent example is the
> text of this email message. You might perceive structure, such as
> paragraphs and sentences, but those are artifacts of my use of common
> English/Western conventions, not actual structure.
Yes and no. Take a look at Markdown, which uses this very "perceived
structure" of plaintext emails to generate XHTML.
> And, most importantly, there is no single "thing" that you can
> identify that is required, optional, or prohibited in this message.
> There is no structure at all.
Then schema-less XML has no structure?