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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