RE: Some random noise on rational type systems for XML
> Whether or not you think this is a good design, it's clearly > an example of > an XML application taking advantage of those distinctions for element > content defined to represent a number. Interesting. Of course, in another context, those three syntactic devices might be interpreted differently. The example you gave seems like an evil method for data hiding, rather than a meaningful interpretation of syntax. Would it have been any harder just to enumerate the three cases you mentioned and give them meaningful string representations in XML? I think not.
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