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Uche Ogbuji wrote:

> 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
> >much.
> And nobody is constraining your process from doing that. On the other hand, 
> some people seem to be arguing that also supporting datatypes causes 
> problems.

Sorry, who are these people?  Can you point out anyone here who says 
providing modular and optional support for data types automatically 

Hi Uche,

There's a misattribution [0]. Sean was doing Q and A [1] and 
Jonathan [2] was responding to that.

Bill de hÓra

[0] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200212/msg00093.html
[1] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200212/msg00067.html
[2] http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200212/msg00069.html


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