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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.
>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.