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   Re: [xml-dev] W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box

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On the whole I agree with you, but:

On Tue, Jun 11, 2002 at 10:40:51AM +0200, bryan wrote:

> 	2. It's got datatyping; I submit that is only beneficial to
> which I am uncertain of). The best ones seem to be happy saying price
> can be a decimal, do users maybe mess up often by entering  $1,000.00
> instead of 1000.00 - of course most often they allow you to write
> something like: <currencyType>USD</currencyType><price>1000.00</price>
> still not what I consider optimal; and how many users are going to be
> happy entering in Gregorian Dates? Well you get the point. 

Data entry is a user interface issue. There are plenty of applications
out there that allow you to type in "June 11, 2002", then store it as,
e.g., 2002-06-11. I don't think anyone is saying end users should be
subject to such rigid constraints, or if they are they should be slapped

Matt Gushee
Englewood, Colorado, USA


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