Re: The State of Native XML databasesElliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Tue Aug 21 08:32:05 PDT 2007
Andrew Welch wrote: > Isn't the difference that one _looks like_ a date, but the other _is_ > an xs:date. No. One looks like an xs:date. The other is indicated to be an xs:date by some schema. However that does not make it an xs:date. It merely means one process using that schema chooses to see it that way. Other processes may use different schemas (or no schema at all) and see it a different way. > If you have an operation that compares dates, isn't it wasteful to > convert the untyped <date> to an xs:date every time? And if you have a second process that compares them as strings? or as dates in a different calendar? What then? -- Elliotte Rusty Harold http://x-query.com/mailman/listinfo/talk Java I/O 2nd Edition Just Published! http://www.cafeaulait.org/books/javaio2/ http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0596527500/ref=nosim/cafeaulaitA/
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