Re: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box
At 11:38 AM 6/11/2002 -0500, Jeff Rafter wrote: >There were arguments against the date types before and after the rec was >released (myself included). At the time, I think the argument was that ISO >8601 was the only thing that claimed to be an international date standard >(though most people understand international in this case = western). Is >there a better date format that is widely used that would have been better? >XML Schema could have created a whole new type-- but I think that would have >garnered even more resistance. I'd have emphasized and supported local understandings of dates rather than enforcing a particular notation. That runs counter to the "we will decide, you will use" approach of XSD, of course. Simon St.Laurent "Every day in every way I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue
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