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RE: Type as a sequence of QNames

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashokma@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 16:25:22 -0700
Message-ID: <E5B814702B65CB4DA51644580E4853FB019EEE64@red-msg-12.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Kay, Michael" <Michael.Kay@softwareag.com>, "Jeni Tennison" <jeni@jenitennison.com>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>

As far as I know, RELAX-NG is a Schema language that does validation but
does not provide type information.  There is, for example, nothing like
the PSVI.  Of course, it could be made to provide type info but that's a
lot of work and what is the motivation for doing this work?  

All the best, Ashok 
-----Original Message-----
From: Kay, Michael [mailto:Michael.Kay@softwareag.com] 
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2002 5:00 AM
To: Jeni Tennison; public-qt-comments@w3.org
Subject: RE: Type as a sequence of QNames


> You've probably already thought of this, but thinking about 
> the possibility of using RELAX NG to provide type information 
> during the construction of a node tree, I was wondering if 
> the data model could be made more schema-language neutral by 
> having the 'type' of a node be a sequence of QNames instead.

This kind of thing has been suggested and rejected in the past, and the
idea
is currently being explored once again to see whether it solves any of
the
problems with anonymous types. I've no idea what the outcome will be:
but
thanks for the contribution.

Michael Kay
Received on Monday, 15 July 2002 19:25:54 UTC

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