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10/31/2002 10:40:12 AM, "Dare Obasanjo" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Someone already did what you're asking for. It's called the
> XPath 2.0/XQuery data model.
"The data model is based on the [XML Information Set] (henceforth "Infoset"), but
it requires the following new features to meet the [XPath Requirements Version
2.0] and [XML Query Requirements]:
Support for XML Schema types. The XML Schema recommendations define features, such
as structures ([XMLSchema Part 1]) and simple data types ([XMLSchema Part 2]),
that extend the XML Information Set with precise type information.
Representation of collections of documents and of complex values. ([XML Query
That's not what *I* asked for! And I can't imagine very many people who would ask
for the distinctions among integer, nonPositiveInteger, negativeInteger, long,
int, short, byte, nonNegativeInteger, unsignedLong, unsignedInt, unsignedShort,
unsignedByte, and positiveInteger to be baked into the core of XML.
On the other hand, I need a Halloween costume, maybe I could go as a