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

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> We should always question these definitions. 
> Structured vs unstructured is yet another way 
> to divide by categorization, and as the answers 
> reveal, it isn't a very meaningful polarity. 
> When you stop questioning, you stop learning. 

or you start doing...

> Practice is the acquisition of habit, not knowledge.
> HTML is the example many think they understand. 
> HTML is not just a presentational vocabulary.
> META tags, for example, are not presentational.
> FORM tags aren't strictly presentational.  Even 
> DIVs aren't strictly presentational.  In fact, 
> almost any tag has aspects of presentation and 
> content (note I am not using the term 'semantic' 
> here because presentation is a semantic). The 
> principle 'separation of presentation and content' 
> is flaky in practice.

why is that?

You aren't doing something like this:


are you?


> XML-Dev learns by the application of XML because 
> XML itself is pretty much done.
> len


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