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Vectors

From: Miller, Robert (GEIS) <Robert.Miller@geis.ge.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 16:31:33 -0400
Message-ID: <F2A665AC0054D1119D0F00805FFECA120368178E@roc01bxgeisge>
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
XML 'one element - one value' syntax gets downright cumbersome when
representing numeric vectors or arrays.  It sure would be nice to be able to
specify a 'vector' datatype having a delimiter attribute, such that one
might encode:
 <SomeVector>2.1||3.4|-1.2|||5.6</SomeVector>
where 'SomeVector' is an element of elementType Vector having a delimiter of
"|" and datatype of "real".

Seems like we encounter data 'vectors'  with some frequency in X12 EDI
transaction sets.

Cheers,

  Bob Miller
    615-371-6037
Received on Monday, 30 August 1999 22:23:04 GMT

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