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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: datatype non-proliferation and disarmament

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At 9:23 PM -0400 5/13/02, Thomas B. Passin wrote:

>I assume the next question is why xs:integer is not a primitive in W3C
>XML Schema to which the answer is that it is derived from xs:decimal
>What exactly is your problem with this?
>[Tom P]
>Aside from the fact that it is mathematically wrong, even if lexically OK?

I don't see an objection on mathematical grounds. The integers are a 
proper subset of the rational numbers. Why would you claim this is 
*mathematically* wrong?

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