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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 09:25:27 -0700

At 09:21 AM 8/11/98, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
>I am primarily concerned with the basic datatypes section 4. I want to use
>these (or something like them) in CML, healthcare and so on. I shall
>extract this subset of the document and re-use the concepts in JUMBO2.

Not now!  Everyone agrees that we need datatypes.  I expect some cheerful
& constructive bloodletting in the SIG & WG as to which set of datatypes 
we need.  Anybody who invests effort in that set at this time is spinning 

On the other hand, bearing what you say in mind, I think there may be
a sane case to be made for decoupling the task of identifying the set
of datatypes from that of defining the rest of the schema mechanics;
however we end up specifying the datatypes, the heavy typechecking
coding will be about the same, and it might be nice to give that a

>I note that max and min have changed from being content to attributes. 

No!  Read the early part of the spec.  Per RDF, these things are 
*properties*, which can be given either as elements or attributes.

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