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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Remembering the original XML vision

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[C. M. Sperberg-McQueen]
 >> I'm astonished to see document people disowning the idea of
 >> datatyping, as if better datatyping (and the failure of #PCDATA
 >> to provide the constraints we wanted, for things like numbers
 >> or dates or other simple datatypes) had not been one of the
 >> most frequently mentioned desiderata in discussions of markup
 >> among professional DTD designers, in the years 1986-1998.

[Joe English]
 >Speaking for myself only (a firmly committed "doc-head"), I'm
 >not at all opposed to the idea of datatyping.  I am, however,
 >opposed to the way that it's realized in W3C XML Schema, and
 >the fact that this particular type system continues to infect
 >otherwise perfectly-good specs like XPath.





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