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Re: L3 Core: TypeInfo seems inadequate

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: 28 Aug 2003 16:16:57 -0400
To: Curt Arnold <carnold@houston.rr.com>
Cc: WWW DOM <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1062101816.23315.266.camel@jfouffa.w3.org>

On Fri, 2003-08-01 at 00:59, Curt Arnold wrote:
> Having attributes that allow you to readily determine if the type is 
> complex vs simple or named vs anonymous would seem to be helpful.  Such as:
> 
> readonly attribute boolean isSimple;
> readonly attribute boolean isAnonymous;  (may be redundant with typeName 
> == null)

This request goes into the debate of how much of the PSVI API should be
included on this interface. We judge this one to be a real PSVI addition
than a type generic one.

> XML Schema Datatypes has equivalents for the DTD attribute types which 
> could be used instead of null and attribute type property.  The current 
> definition would not provide an easy way to distinguish between:

An application can always know the schema apply to the document by
checking the schema-type  parameter of the configuration object, so
there is a way to distinguish them.

Philippe
Received on Thursday, 28 August 2003 16:17:32 GMT

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