Names, Dates, Etc.

len bullard cbullard at
Thu Jan 14 00:09:08 GMT 1999

John Cowan wrote:
> Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> > [I]s there any similar movement for NameML, DateML,
> > or CurrencyML?  Or are we going to be stuck with 50 different formats for
> > each of those?
> For all of these, we need architectures rather than markup languages
> per se, because applications may need more than one name, date,
> or money amount.

Glad to see that answer.  The VRML NG discussion is creating a 
set of element types that directly correspond to the primitive 
datatypes required by the language.  Hopefully, the concept of 
using such a DTD as an architecture will catch on.


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