Re: Why XML data typing is hard
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? Maybe what you really need is <balance xml:type="float" xml:lang='ar'> ... instead? Lee -- Liam Quin, GroveWare Inc., the barefoot programmer l i a m q u i n at i n t e r l o g dot c o m 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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