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Re: [xml-dev] XML Redux

On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:00:41 -0000
"Pete Cordell" <petexmldev@codalogic.com> wrote:

> Original Message From: "John Cowan"
> > I'd add ... and the ability to add XSD simple
> > type names (prepended with "^^") and language tags (prepended with
> > "@") to a JSON literal in either order.  N3 allows this on string
> > literals only, but 32^^integer seems better to me than
> > "32"^^integer.
> One thing I'm not clear on is, what value is there in knowing that,
> say, 32 is a float, if you don't know that that particular float
> represents, for example, the length of a box?  Surely it's not
> sufficicient to just know the type of something.  You also have to
> know what to do with it for it to be useful.  And if you know what to
> do with it, you implicitly know its type so it doesn't need to be
> explicitly stated.
> What am I missing?


Its a number... as apposed to a string?
The sender recipient should understand it as 32 somethings,
the app only knows it can treat it as a number?



Dave Pawson

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