Re: XPath 1.5? (was RE: typing and markup)
[Ian Fitchet] > From which follows, what does 7/5/2002 mean to you? Either we share > some (date) context that it means 7th of May or it means July 5th. > It doesn't matter how you represent it so long as we both know how to > interpret it. > Yes, but who is "we"? If I'm American and you are French, we may have frequent discrepancies. More to the point, if one or both of us is a computer, how will it know how to interpret it? Well, you say, the programmer knows. And if we want to have a variety of software agents doing the interpretation? How do they know? Cheers, Tom P
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