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At 12:22 PM 5/13/2002 -0400, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
>At 10:50 AM -0400 5/13/02, Mike Champion wrote:
>>Are we talking about the XPath built-in types or the W3C XSD "primitive"
>>types? My sense of the 80/20 point for typing is strings, date-time,
>>integers, floating points ... maybe 1-2 more. The 30 or so
>>"primitive" types that make controversial distinctions between
>>short and long integers, dates and times, etc. etc. do not seem like
>>a sensible starting point for a minimial conformance level.
>I wouldn't even go so far as to include integers. XPath 1.0/XSLT 1.0 works
>prett well with just floating point numbers.
I think Mike is talking about types used for data in the XML instance. At
that level, XPath 1.0 / XSLT 1.0 doesn't really have even floating point
numbers - these are in the programming model, but not in the data that is