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RE: atoms, molecules

On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Jonathan Borden wrote:

> The ability to define datatypes on the basis of regular expressions is
> (IMHO) the single most powerful and unique feature of XML Schema datatypes.

It's not going to be unique for much longer, the ASN.1 folks were voting
to include it in ASN.1 in 1999, apparently:

RFCName ::= VisibleString(PATTERN "RFC\d+")

> -Jonathan


                               Alaric B. Snell
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