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Very nice post, David.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Carlisle" <davidc@nag.co.uk>
To: <jonathan.robie@datadirect-technologies.com>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 12:03 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] bohemians, gentry

> > As far as I can tell, XQuery and XSLT will both allow you to process data 
> > in this way.
> No, they won't as Xquery's bias towards schema typing means that an
> implementation is allowed to just use the typed value and junk the
> original lexical string so if the original was
> <Weight>123.456</Weight>
> you might get away with it but if it's
> <Weight>0<!--I added this leading 0 for a reason-->123.4560</Weight>
> a query processor is allowed to report that as
> <Weight>123.456</Weight>
> and information is lost. It is lost because Xquery views the stated
> typing as more important than the XML markup. It is essentially not an
> XML processing language at all; it is language for querying typed trees.
> David
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