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ClassicStructuredText is the original StructuredText markup. It was developed by Jim Fulton of Zope Corporation and first released in 1996. It is now part of the Z Object Publishing Environment (Zope).

The following text describes ClassicStructuredText and how it tries to make use of indentation and simple symbology to guess the structure of a document. For the next generation of structured text, see StructuredTextNG.

A structured string consists of a sequence of paragraphs separated by one or more blank lines. Each paragraph has a level which is defined as the minimum indentation of the paragraph. A paragraph is a sub-paragraph of another paragraph if the other paragraph is the last preceding paragraph that has a lower level.

Special symbology is used to indicate special constructs:

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