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XML Schema thus provides a form of semantics to the XML document, i.e.
that such element content is to be treated as a decimal number.
Yes - and in your opinion would the following XML snippet:
provide a form of semantics to the data - i.e. that the data represents
the estimated amount that an applicant requested, given that it occurs
in the context of - for example - a loan application? This added context
would therefore enhance the sematics provided by the
"ApplicantEstimatedAmount" tag to enable it to be interpreted as "the
amount that an applicant requested for a loan".
It doesn't state what units, for example, the number is intended to
represent, e.g. 12.3 froggets, or 12.30 euros.
Yes - but what if it did? For example:
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Jonathan Borden wrote:
> Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> > I agree that by its nature, XML does not (and was never meant to)
> > capture rich semantics and meaning. But I do not agree that XML is
> > *completely* devoid of semantics.
> > Consider the following XML schema snippet:
> > <xsd:element name="ApplicantEstimatedAmount" type="xsd:decimal"/>
> > <xsd:annotation>
> > <xsd:documentation>This is the amount that the Applicant has
> > requested for...[etc.]</xsd:documentation>
> > </xsd:annotation>
> In this case, per the XML Schema specification (i.e. not per XML 1.0
> itself), the following XML snippet:
> is to be processed as equivalent to the following XML snippet:
> _per the XML Schema specification_
> XML Schema thus provides a form of semantics to the XML document, i.e. that
> such element content is to be treated as a decimal number. Now that isn't an
> all encompassing semantics for the document, but it is not intended to,
> rather to add basic type information to element or attribute content. This
> states that applications _which conform to this semantics_, are not licensed
> to treat the content as a number other than _12.3_. It doesn't state what
> units, for example, the number is intended to represent, e.g. 12.3 froggets,
> or 12.30 euros.
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