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   Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry

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> So let's see if I understand this:
> Are XML datatypes core technology? No.
> Are XML datatypes useful under certain contexts? Certainly.
> Can the support and transport of datatype information impose a burden in
> contexts where datatypes are not useful? Of course.
> Therefore: 
> Datatype support should be modular. 
> Datatypes should not creep into core Recs. 
> In contexts where datatypes are not useful, there should be a mechanism to
> toss away or filter out datatype noise.  (I suppose the same could be said
> for namespaces, as well, or any other meta-meta-tag info.)
> So why is this class warfare and not merely an argument for good software
> design?
> Politics?  Mmmm... could be.

It's called "trope".

Sheesh!  I hate it when the gallery decides they're going to stop coming to 
plays with a full belly of ale.  I like to think Shakespeare would have chased 
off such teetotallers from the theater with the live bears from the baiting 

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
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