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At 2:07 PM -0400 4/13/04, Bob Wyman wrote:
> Certainly, it is sometimes important to ensure that leading
>zeros, gratuitous "+" signs, etc. are passed through systems
>untouched. However, it is important to understand that the importance
>varies depending on whether or not you are working with a schema.
It does not depend on whether *you* are working with a schema. It
depends on whether *everyone* is working with the *same* schema. The
assumption that there is a single unique schema, which everyone
agrees to and adheres to is a common fallacy in the XML world.
Elliotte Rusty Harold
Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)