Re: Some random noise on rational type systems for XML
Joe English <jenglish@f...> wrote: | But the _XML_ ur-type is string. From the application point of view, | you might have dates, integers, IEEE double precision floating point | numbers, et cetera, IOW, data content notations... | but as far as XML is concerned everything is a string. As the ur-type, yes, but there is one development of strings that I would also consider intrinsic to XML: names (or maybe, name tokens). It's all about naming anyway. | If we're talking about a rational type system _for XML_, then Amelia's | first principle is eminently sensible. In fact, I'd go even further | and say it's the _only_ sensible foundation for an XML type system. Agreed. (XML missed incorporating the WebSGML TC's DATA declared value, and the TC itself missed out on extending the concept as a replacement for NOTATION attributes. Oh well.)
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