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Re: A Call for Dialogue on XML Schema Part 1 and 2

"David E. Cleary" wrote:
> > I would have no problem with this and as Henry Thompson said recently,
> > this would allow to get real life experiences beneficial for everyone,
> > but please, let's recognize that the current W3C XML Schema is not
> > generic enough to be imposed to other specs such as XPath, XSLT, XML
> > Query or even XForms (can we imagine to have no support for alternate
> > date or decimal formats in a GUI interface ?) and leave all the
> > alternatives open.
> XML Schema is an integral part of XForms. The purpose of XForms is to come
> up with a design that separates Model from UI from Instance. You are not
> constrained in a GUI as to what format is displayed. The constraint is only
> in the transfer syntax, where it should be.

Thanks for the clarification.

This is better than I feared, but even so, why couldn't I use a
different date format or decimal separator in the transfer syntax ?

Because it's a bad practice for international exchange formats doesn't
mean it's a bad practice in all the other cases.

The programming languages and operating systems have learned to cope
with this, it's a very negative signal to send to make an exception for
W3C XML Schema.

> David Cleary
> Progress Software
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