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At 01:39 PM 5/13/2002 -0400, Mike Champion wrote:
>Michael Kay noted the other day that namespaces seemed like just
>as much of a nightmare in XSLT 1.0 as W3C Schema
>does now; people got used to namespaces, and are starting to get used to XSD,
>so maybe there is hope for the world after all. Sure ... but I'd suggest that
>people like the idea of declaring their elements to be strings, integers,
>floating point numbers, dates,etc.; not very many people want to worry
>distinctions between int,long, and short -- to say nothing of unsignedLong
>positiveInteger -- unless absolutely forced to.
If XML is used as a serialization format for languages that use numerics of
fixed size, it is useful to know that you have an instance that will fit in
one of these numeric types.