Re: Why XML data typing is hard
"Liam R. E. Quin" <liamquin@i...> writes: > Henry S. Thompson writes: > > if we add sensitivity to language to our lexical typing, I might write > > > > <balance xml:lang='fr'>4,50</balance> > > <balance xml:lang='ar'>٤٫٥ʔ</balance> > [...] > > david@m... wrote: > > It sounds quite plausible: it still places a burden of locale handling > > on the processor or the application, but that's inevitable when we're > > dealing with lexical constraints. At least with this approach the > > application will be able to fail gracefully: > > > > > Warning: sample.xml line 18 column 12: Cannot validate constraint > > "float" for unsupported language "ar" (trying default > > locale en-CA). > > > > Where did the word "float" come from in that error message? > > Is it part of an augmented DTD or Schema, or a stylesheet, or is it > wired in to the application? Sorry, I was too hasty in pruning the history of this thread: somewhere back there David (I think) said (I paraphrase): "Consider a 'float' datatype declaration: it's not as straightforward as you might think", and then offered the 4.5/4,5 alternation as an example. ht -- Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, SCOTLAND -- (44) 131 650-4440 Fax: (44) 131 650-4587, e-mail: ht@c... URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~ht/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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