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Re: base64Binary and hexBinary

From: <Noah_Mendelsohn@lotus.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2001 22:05:22 -0500
To: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF136FE457.A0F11091-ON852569CD.0011F4C2@lotus.com>
James Clark writes:

>> It would be nice to have built-in datatypes
>> base64Binary and hexBinary derived from binary by
>> fixing the encoding facet.  It seems unnecessarily
>> user-hostile to require users to derive a datatype
>> themselves in order to use binary.
>> James

What's more, it would significantly benefit interoperability.  If everyone 
redefines these types under different names, it's very hard to build 
tools, database mappings, etc.  that deal with all such data in a common 

Noah Mendelsohn                                    Voice: 1-617-693-4036
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