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   RE: [xml-dev] XPath 1.5? (was RE: [xml-dev] typing and markup)

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  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] XPath 1.5? (was RE: [xml-dev] typing and markup)
  • From: "Steve Boyce" <SteveB@hbs.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 12:43:01 +0100
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  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] XPath 1.5? (was RE: [xml-dev] typing and markup)

> Publishing people work with strings, symbols and
> sometimes numbers; where they have a need for
> complex data-types, they may have to work with
> pre-existing dataformats that they don't want
> to have to convert all the time. (In particular,
> for dates.)

And also in particular, which has caused me a lot of heartache, that
continental europe reverses the decimcal point and the thousands comma
(i.e. 1,000.01 is written 1.000,01 in Germany) Just thought I'd mention



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