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I think it best to pick that which may be in use 
in a lot of shops.  Otherwise, the sources are 
irrelevant.  The question is how and where XSD 
can help people bridge systems like this using 
XML?  It's no good to demand people throw down 
a working technology (eg, let's all go to 
XML native databases) not that any one has.  

If there is a type system, 
then it should enable that bridging such that 
when the XML is the bridge, I get the same 
results regardless of the backend.   So, 
in what ways does the XSD type system help 
and where does it hurt?  If it is, as asserted, 
the basis for other XML language type systems, 
(not elements and attributes, but datatypes), 
that help or harm becomes a limit for XML 

Workahead:  understood, and glad for it. 
Otherwise, I'd have to sing for my supper 
again.  The Offertories I played last weekend 
went into other coffers. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Steele [mailto:xmlmaster@hotmail.com]

I think you could have picked less obvious vendors if you wanted to.

Don't forget "Boolean" (from memory):

System 1: Not supported as a column, 3-state support as a variable
System 2: Not supported as a column, 3-state support as a variable

XML Schema still doesn't tell you the best way to map XSD types into your 
database. You still have a lot of work ahead of you. But I think you know 


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