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[Bug 10882] [XQuery11] Why do external types introduced by external functions have to be subtypes of xs:anyAtomicType?

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Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> 2010-09-30 21:20:28 UTC ---
I agree, we should allow implementation-defined subtypes of item(). Saxon's
extension types have traditionally been subtypes of anyAtomic, and there are
definitely cases where this doesn't make much sense.

Such a change might have more consequences than we can immediately foresee, but
having opened the door with function items to a third kind of item, I'm more
confident that the language doesn't fundamentally break if you open things up
at this point.

Michael Kay

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