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Re: atoms, molecules

Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu> writes:

> At 11:09 AM +0100 4/18/01, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> >Strong disagreement (speaking personally).  We have a way in XML to
> >express compound objects -- it's called elements-and-attributes.  The
> >mistake, in my opinion, was giving in to the SQL people and having
> >_any_ kind of date or time as simple types -- they should _all_ have
> >gone in to the type library as complex types.

The type library [1] is under-publicised but consists almost entirely of
complex type definitions.


[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/03/XMLSchema/TypeLibrary.xsd
  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
          W3C Fellow 1999--2001, part-time member of W3C Team
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