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   Re: [xml-dev] Objections to / uses of PSVI?

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On Wed, 2002-05-15 at 09:26, Mike Champion wrote:
> Nobody screamed when XPath added such universally understood types
> as string, number, and boolean.  Few would object to adding other
> universally understood types such as date, and expanding "number"
> into integer and floating point.  People started screaming when 
> W3C Schema created date, time, dateTime, duration ... and 
> number got expanded into int, long, short, float, double
> and all the rest that Amy Lewis so brilliantly skewered yesterday.

I think it's also worth considering _how_ XPath adds those types. The
types come from XPath processing, not something fundamental about the
XML itself.

Amy's "gHorribleKluge" deserves additional note as a brilliant
skewering, however!

Simon St.Laurent
Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets
Errors, errors, all fall down!


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