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- From: "Liam R. E. Quin" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 15:48:57 -0500 (EST)
Henry S. Thompson writes:
> if we add sensitivity to language to our lexical typing, I might write
> <balance xml:lang='fr'>4,50</balance>
> <balance xml:lang='ar'>٤٫٥ʔ</balance>
> It sounds quite plausible: it still places a burden of locale handling
> on the processor or the application, but that's inevitable when we're
> dealing with lexical constraints. At least with this approach the
> application will be able to fail gracefully:
> Warning: sample.xml line 18 column 12: Cannot validate constraint
> "float" for unsupported language "ar" (trying default
> locale en-CA).
Where did the word "float" come from in that error message?
Is it part of an augmented DTD or Schema, or a stylesheet, or is it
wired in to the application?
Maybe what you really need is
<balance xml:type="float" xml:lang='ar'> ...
Liam Quin, GroveWare Inc., the barefoot programmer
l i a m q u i n at i n t e r l o g dot c o m
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