Re: bohemians, gentry
> At 11:35 PM 12/4/2002 +0000, Sean McGrath wrote: > >Q. Is it a good idea to bind the concept of "floating point number" > >tightly into the processing > >of this XML document? Would this not be wonderfully convenient? > > > >A. No, because interpreting it as a floating point number is an > >*interpretation* of the text, not > >a fundamental part of the text. My process will do that interpretation, > >thank you very > >much. > > And nobody is constraining your process from doing that. On the other hand, > some people seem to be arguing that also supporting datatypes causes > problems. Sorry, who are these people? Can you point out anyone here who says that providing modular and optional support for data types automatically causes problems? -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Tour of 4Suite - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/10/16/py-xml.html Proper XML Output in Python - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/11/13/py-xml.html RSS for Python - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-p yth11.html Debug XSLT on the fly - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-deb ugxs.html
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