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When I read this I feel good about how we have engineered CAM.

These real world examples show that we have it right - since it
can handle all of this in its stride.  3 different ways of 
looking at one value?  No problems.  And context driven - yes!

Sure people can bitch about this not being 'simple' - but the
kind of use cases you have shown only proves you need strong
adaptability and flexibility to solve these real world needs.

Fortunately - unlike Tim's thoughts on XQuery - I feel very
confident that CAM has managed to address the needs.

Thanks, DW.
Quoting "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net>:

> Roger L. Costello wrote:
> > - The value of the <minimum-age> must be an integer.  This is a 
> > constraint on the data.  It will not change over time.
> Ha! What happens when the government decides that some relevant age is
> 67.5 years instead of 67?
> > Therefore, an XML Schema should simply constrain <minimum-age> to be 
> > an integer.  Higher level applications should implement the business 
> > rule that <minimum-age> be further constrained to 16.
> > 
> > How would you characterize the distinction between "business rules" 
> > and "constraints on data"?
> A tricky, tricky issue - what is or is not a "business rule".  I suspect
> that in practice most constraints that are not business rules are in
> place for supposed programming reasons, or by force of habit.
> In one project I work on, we have a data type that is a union of 1) an
> enumeration of strings, 2) a string that follows a certain regex 
> pattern, and 3) an integer constrained to a certain range.  No, don't 
> bother to ask - it's one of those multi-agency reconciliations.
> -- 
> Thomas B. Passin
> Explorer's Guide to the Semantic Web (Manning Books)
> http://www.manning.com/catalog/view.php?book=passin
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