Re: Stupid Question (was RE: XML doesn't deserve its
Paul Prescod wrote: > Joe English wrote: > > Of course this may just be a lack of imagination on my part; > > there may be many compelling use cases for xsi:type, I just > > can't think of any. [...] > > Think of it merely as a convenience feature that saves you the > application writer from writing little conversion functions. That makes sense. I do almost all of my XML processing in Tcl and Haskell; the former is untyped so conversion is implicit, and the latter is statically typed so dynamic type hints don't help any. But I can see where this would be useful in a latently typed language like Python or Scheme; a general-purpose data binding/type converter utility could use xsi:type to determine what kind of application object to manufacture. --Joe English jenglish@f...
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