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RE: Stupid Question (was RE: XML doesn't deserve its

  • To: "Joe English" <jenglish@f...>,<xml-dev@l...>
  • Subject: RE: Stupid Question (was RE: XML doesn't deserve its "X".)
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@m...>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2002 15:48:32 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcHEmO/rR8FxNwIxQL2siTy2s13xMAABuf5Q
  • Thread-topic: Stupid Question (was RE: XML doesn't deserve its "X".)

RE:  Stupid Question (was RE:  XML doesn't deserve its

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe English [mailto:jenglish@f...] 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 2:55 PM
> To: xml-dev@l...
> Subject: Re:  Stupid Question (was RE:  XML 
> doesn't deserve its "X".)
>
> I'm having a hard time envisioning a scenario where having 
> 'xsi:type' would be useful to an application.
> 
> Suppose I'm a program.  If you hand me a piece of data and
> tell me that it's an Integer, I still won't know what to
> do with it.  Now I might be able to make some sense out
> of a QUANTITY attribute on a LINEITEM element inside a 
> PURCHASEORDER, but in that case I'm already expecting it to 
> be an Integer.
> 

There is no rule that states that xsi:type should only describe
simpleTypes. Your post is basically stating 

	I'm having a hard time envisioning a scenario where having 
      XML schema type information for an instance document would
      be useful to an application.	

Which just means that the kind of problems you have to solve are
different from those that those of us that are interested in strongly
typed data have to solve. 

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