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RE: XML Schema Datatype: unanswered questions.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]
> Yes, but I'm certainly not arguing that there should never be a date
> type. However, if it can't be done right at the current time, I'd
> rather not lock in the mistakes. As a stopgap measure, it's not that
> hard to use regular expressions to derive custom date types.

Derived from what, String? Talk about interoperability issues. You lose all
date semantics from this aproach. The current aproach is done right for
Gregorian calendars. It will be done right for other calendar systems in the

David Cleary