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Re: [xml-dev] ten years later, time to repeat it?

On Feb 18, 2008, at 18:23, Pete Cordell wrote:
> Original Message From: "Elliotte Harold":
>> The lack of types is what makes XML a distinct improvement over  
>> some competing efforts. It is not an accident or an oversight, but  
>> part of the core value proposition of XML.
> Maybe for some.  But not for all.

You already have a namespace URI and a local name, why add a type?  
I've only ever seen xsi:type used badly. Document-level casting is  
silly, really. It's like saying "what this really is is a whale,  
that's what it is, but I'm going to call it a lemur, just because. I  
think someone said I could only have lemurs. Yeah it's a lemur; a  
humongous, blubbery water lemur."

Robin Berjon
"Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that
  it has no meaning."
                         -- Henry Miller

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