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   Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry

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On Wed, 04 Dec 2002 14:22:52 -0500, Jonathan Robie <jonathan.robie@datadirect- 
technologies.com> wrote:

> The data type provides additional information about the data. You can 
> feel free to discard this information if you don't need it, or to use it 
> to reinterpret the data, or to use the data as is.

I for one am not arguing that types are a Bad Thing. On the other hand,
"additional information" is not unambiguously a Good Thing -- those
additional details can bedevil you.  For example, the additional 
information becomes a serious constraint on
*modifying* a document even if it can be ignored when *reading*
a document.


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