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   Re: [xml-dev] RE: Schema vs Schema-free (was: RE: [xml-dev] XML Binary C

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I don't know if "can't expect" is the right term here as opposed to "hasn't
been done yet" (or has been done very little).  I would expect a good data
binding package to have the ability to format numbers as specified in the
schema when serializing a Java object or C structure to XML.


Ed Day
Objective Systems, Inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com>
To: "'Ed Day'" <eday@obj-sys.com>; "'xml-dev'" <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 2:21 PM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] RE: Schema vs Schema-free (was: RE: [xml-dev] XML
Binary Characterization WG public list availabl)

> >
> > You can use a pattern facet on a float, double, or decimal in
> > the same way
> > you do on a string to enforce this sort of constraint.
> >
> But it's a really bad idea to do so, because you can't expect software
> as an XSLT processor) that's creating an instance document to read the
> pattern and work out how to generate a number that matches it.
> Michael Kay
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