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From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 16:53:19 -0500
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    * non-text content - content that is not represented by a Unicode

      character or sequence of Unicode characters 



I like the direction here.     But we need to handle

1- content includes structure so the word "content" is problematic here.

2- ascii (or Unicode) art.


How about "information" for "content" 

Some believe structure is not information - others worry that if you remove
structure from, say, a table, its meaning changes.   That would indicate
that you removed information necessary to understanding of the content.  It
may be information about information but it has semantic content.


Otherwise I would go for 


   * non-text information - information that is not represented by a Unicode

      character or linear presentation of Unicode characters 



still worry about the word information a bit.



Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
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