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

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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


And if the user interface is an xml editor into which the user enters
the content for their E-Catalog or what have you. To my mind the person
using the editor is still a user. 


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