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RE: Personal reply to Edd Dumbill's XML Hack Article wrt W3C XML Schema

> <foo>
>     <value>20010312T143213</value>
> </foo>
> For the sender, the value element contains a batch ID
> that uniquely identifies a batch of transactions.
> The sender happens to use a timestamp as the batch ID,
> even though the value element may contain any
> string that uniquely identifies the batch.
> For the receiver, the value element contains the
> date and time when the message was created. The
> receiver is not interested in batch IDs, but is
> interested in the creation date and time.

So because I chose to use UUIDs to identify a batch of transactions, your
receiver fails even though semantically I am correct. Doesn't sound like a
smart way to create interoperable systems. Neither ebXML or BizTalk mingle
timestamps and ids in such a fashion, and I don't see why anyone would want

David Cleary
Progress Software

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