XML and embedded compound data types (was "Why XML data typin is hard")
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Mon Nov 30 19:00:12 GMT 1998
Michael Kay wrote:
> In practice I would always recommend ISO 8601 representation for dates. This
> is better than using a Julian day number because it is more meaningful to
> humans. The parsing of this is so trivial that using XML tagging would not
> add value, either for the human reader or the machine recipient.
I assume you mean a simple subset of 8601 rather than the whole
representation standard. My choosing an 8601 date as an example for
LocalMarkupFilter was meant for simplicity and ease of understanding,
not as a practical use case.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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