RE: XML-with-datatypes (was....)
On Thu, 13 Oct 2005, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: > A refactorization of XML that focused on fixing the > known syntax problems (layering) without introducing > another layer is welcome. Welding in datatypes is > precisely the kind of unwelcome change one wants to > avoid. (Vladimir: I'm not saying what you are > suggesting is ridiculous. I don't see the advantage > of moving the namespace to core, but please keep > that discussion going.) [Clarification: I was talking about putting a mechanism for datatype identification into the core; namespaces are already there.] Thanks for the encouragement, but I am puzzled: I feel you suggest that this welding-in of datatypes would _hurt_ someone. That's what I don't understand: how a backward-compatible add-on extension in the style of namespaces or xml:ID can do that? Those who don't need it, happily don't have to bother about its existence. More likely my suggestion does not solve the problem well, solves a wrong problem, or there isn't enough need to have the problem solved! VG
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