Re: XML Redux
On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:00:41 -0000 "Pete Cordell" <email@example.com> wrote: > Original Message From: "John Cowan" > > > I'd add ... and the ability to add XSD simple > > type names (prepended with "^^") and language tags (prepended with > > "@") to a JSON literal in either order. N3 allows this on string > > literals only, but 32^^integer seems better to me than > > "32"^^integer. > > One thing I'm not clear on is, what value is there in knowing that, > say, 32 is a float, if you don't know that that particular float > represents, for example, the length of a box? Surely it's not > sufficicient to just know the type of something. You also have to > know what to do with it for it to be useful. And if you know what to > do with it, you implicitly know its type so it doesn't need to be > explicitly stated. > > What am I missing? Semantics? Its a number... as apposed to a string? The sender recipient should understand it as 32 somethings, the app only knows it can treat it as a number? -- regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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