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> At 11:35 PM 12/4/2002 +0000, Sean McGrath wrote:
> >Q. Is it a good idea to bind the concept of "floating point number"
> >tightly into the processing
> >of this XML document? Would this not be wonderfully convenient?
> >A. No, because interpreting it as a floating point number is an
> >*interpretation* of the text, not
> >a fundamental part of the text. My process will do that interpretation,
> >thank you very
> And nobody is constraining your process from doing that. On the other hand,
> some people seem to be arguing that also supporting datatypes causes
Sorry, who are these people? Can you point out anyone here who says that
providing modular and optional support for data types automatically causes
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