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

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Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:
> At 9:28 AM -0700 5/7/02, Jonathan Robie wrote:
> >>Because an XML document is defined as a finite sequences of characters.
> >
> >Actually, XML Schema defines value spaces for the various types, and 
> >many people are doing XML views of persistent data.
> But the schema is most definitely *not* a fundamental part of the XML 
> document. What the schema says is in the document does not change 
> What is in the document are strings, not 
> numbers, not dates, but strings. 

Actually, the document contains characters, not strings.  Strings are
an abstraction you layer on the document, just like integers, dates, and

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