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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Code List Value Validation

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Jeff Rafter wrote:

> I have often heard it repeated that simpleType built-ins were never 
> intended for widespread use and that the assumption was all 
> simpleTypes would be derived. I have wondered if that sentiment 
> represents the whole of the WG or not...

Well, a datatype like String doesn't make much sense unless you derive 
from it, I suppose.

But I cannot imagine any WG member had the expectation that the built-in 
types would not be good enough for many uses, quite the reverse. That is 
why there are so many built-in derived types.

I have never heard anyone make that comment, btw.  Maybe someone trying 
to downplay the RELAX NG experience, where people seem fairly happy with 
just the built-in XSD datatypes grafted onto a different grammar (given 
that there is already a ind of pattern matching available by another 

Rick Jelliffe


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