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At 02:33 PM 7/6/2002 -0400, Mike Champion wrote:
>7/6/2002 1:08:58 PM, Jonathan Robie
> >XQuery needs to know about integers, floats, strings, etc.
>It's the "etc." that causes the heartburn ... the 6 different variations
>on "integer", the types affectionately known as gHorribleKludge, the
>multiple date/time types, and so on.
Well, I agree with you that there are way too many types.
On the other hand, if we want to support types, this is the set of types
that are actually found in XML documents, using either XML Schema or
RELAX-NG, and vendors are supporting these types. Getting consensus on a
different set of types would take a long time, and having two sets of types
adopted for XML might make life more complex, not less complex.