This is pretty much a straight copy of the zope instructions for structured text. Also this document is written in structured text so if you would like a good example just try to edit this document and you can see it.

StructuredText rules, from the ZoPe source:

"Structured text is text that uses indentation and simple symbology to indicate the structure of a document.

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:

[12] "Effective Techniques" Smith, Joe ...

Note: see the <A NAME="12"> in the HTML source.

Together with the previous rule this allows easy coding of references or end notes.