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> This thread is a waste of my time.
I don't think it is, honestly. Please go back and reread:
> Obviously you have
> refused to understand my point w.r.t. XQuery & updates
I changed the subject line _on purpose_ because I am not talking about the
relationship between XQuery and updates, rather XQuery types themselves:
1) The debates about types in XML Schema and XQuery have been going on for
_years_ now, you are not the first, nor likely the last to get involved with
this. My strong impression is that everyone practically has a totally
different idea of what the term "type" means. Furthermore, lots of people's
eyes glaze over when any mention of the "PSVI" or sight of the XQuery formal
semantics appears. I am _honestly_ trying to give a very simple
interpretation of this.
2) IMHO the only rational way to understand types w.r.t. XML is not as
objects (for example).
3) When I say that types and validation are two different (albeit related)
things, I mean it. You said this was different than any formal descriptions
of types you've encountered. I provided a reference -- not an esoteric
incomprehensible reference, instead a reference that is
a) short -- i think the paperback is something like $9.99
b) relatively readable