XML and embedded compound data types (was "Why XML data typin is hard")

John Cowan 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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