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Re: [xml-dev] What things have achieved universal acceptance acrossthe entire XML community? What are the characteristics of readily standardizablethings?

On 10/01/2011 16:48, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> What things have humans universally agreed to?

Nothing. Not even "cogito ergo sum".
> I suspect that there is nothing that humans have universally agreed to. However, these math symbols:
>     1, 2, 3, ..., 9, +, -, /, x
> are pretty darn close to being universally accepted.
None of my favourite programming languages allows x for multiplication, 
and some of them don't allow / for division.
> We are 10 years into the XML experiment. In that time span what has become universally accepted?
> Here are my thoughts on this:
> (a) The XML Schema 1.0 datatypes--string, integer, date, time, boolean, etc--are used in many XML technologies. For example, they are used in XML Schema, XSLT, Schematron, and XQuery. I don't see any XML technologies abandoning those data types in favor of some other set of data types.
> I think that the XML Schema 1.0 data types are universally accepted by the XML community.
There's a large part of the community that doesn't use data types at 
all, and doesn't want to.

Michael Kay

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