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   RE: [xml-dev] The privilege of XML parsing - Data types,binary XM

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> Indeed -- that's why W3C XML Schema _loosened_ the binding between
> document and schema, compared to XML 1.0 wrt DTDs -- an application
> (read 'consumer') is free to mandate its own W3C XML Schema (or none)
> in preference to whatever the author provides.  What's the problem?

Granted. However the XQuery WD identifies 44(?) types (most derived from
WXS) that it recognizes.  I think the authors of the WD have now tightly
bound types to a proposed Rec that would nevertheless by largely useful
without predefined types (other than, say, string and ID/IDREF).  That's a
case of authors' having a  type system preference that takes precendence
over consumers'. 

I'm not against schemas, you know that.  But I do find merit in the argument
of the bohemians that specifying a type system in core recs is unwise. The
fortunes of the WXS datatypes should rise and fall of their own merit, that
merit being determined by consumer preference.  I think many of us dataheads
would be happy to work with them, but would not have our choice of a
different type system preclude by a Rec.


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