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

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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[1], 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?

[1]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/



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