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Re: The <Value>_<Unit> problem

From: Eddie Robertsson <eddie@allette.com.au>
Date: Thu, 02 Aug 2001 18:17:38 +1000
Message-ID: <3B690CA2.11B1347A@allette.com.au>
To: Simon.Cox@csiro.au
CC: XSD <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Hi Simon,

I completely agree with your analysis of the problem. However, in this
case I was just making up an example from a problem asked a few weeks ago
on this list (or maybe xml-dev). I was just giving a better solution to
what I suggested at the time.

Cheers,
-Eddie


Simon Cox wrote:

> Eddie Robertsson wrote:
> >
> > I want the value of productCost
> > to be a space separated pair of values like:
> >
> > <productCost>20 AUD</productCost>
> > <productCost>10 USD</productCost>
> > etc.
>
> Wouldn't it be better to encode the components in their own tags,
> e.g.
>
> <productCost><amount>20</amount><currency>AUD</currency></productCost>
> <productCost><amount>10</amount><currency>USD</currency></productCost>
>
> or
>
> <productCost currency="AUD">20</productCost>
> <productCost currency="USD">10</productCost>
>
> I guess you need these compound strings for some purpose (display?).
> But this is a /styling/ issue - i.e. for an XSLT transformation -
> and should not be embedded in the data ...  i.e. I would only ever
> expect to see a "human readable string" containing a compound value
> like this in a presentation language like XHTML, not in the data.
>
> Also, the "currency" should be a reference (probably an anyURI)
> to a definitive list or even a service which can give conversions.
>
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