Re: [ANN] Candle 0.8 - a new scripting language for XML
On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Elliotte Harold wrote: > "XML is only semi-structured with no explicit type information." is a > feature, not a bug. Removing it makes the data less useful, and the format > fairly uninteresting. XML would not be where it is today if it featured > strong data typing. Why wouldn't it? In a sensibly well-designed XML-with-data-types, the untyped (textual, PCDATA) values would be just one of the datatypes. So, any document in XML-as-we-know-it would be a well-formed document in XML-with-datatypes. Anyone not interested in types is free to ignore them. (Maybe it is even still possible to define XML-with-datatypes as an extension of XML 1.0, maintaining backward compatibility?) VG
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