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- From: email@example.com (John F. Schlesinger)
- To: 'KenNorth' <KenNorth@email.msn.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 12:24:56 -0400
"How do you know whether a query should match a binary '101' or a decimal
'101' if you don't use data types?"
I don't think I need to know that to formulate a query. The system that does
the matching will have to cast both the things being matched and my match
string to some common form, but that's a different problem. In many cases
everything is cast to a string - then my "101" matches ether a decimal "101"
or a binary "101". If I meant a decimal "101" and it matched to a binary
"101" by mistake, then I was querying the wrong field.
John F Schlesinger
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From: KenNorth [mailto:KenNorth@email.msn.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2000 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: XML and LDAP: Common APIs?
> Francis wrote:
> "...Xpath (unlike XML-Schema)doesn't understand basic types like dates"
> I don't need data types to query.
Okay, let's say you have a value of '101'.
How do you know whether a query should match a binary '101' or a decimal
'101' if you don't use data types?