W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > xmlschema-dev@w3.org > February 2001

Re: List and union varieties

From: Elena Litani <hlitani@jtcsv.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 11:17:22 -0500
Message-ID: <3A7ADD92.2B64735A@jtcsv.com>
To: xmlschema-dev@w3.org, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Hi, Henry,

Specs are really confusing sometimes.. :)

By definition of atomic datatype ( Atomic datatypes):
"atomic datatypes can be either primitive or derived. "

Further, list/union are both derived datatypes (according to datatypes

So why would specs say smth like:

> > http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#derivation-by-list says
> > A list datatype must be derived from an atomic or a list datatype, 

Does not "atomic" mean it can include either union or list? 
Why would you specifically mention "atomic or list" instead of just

Received on Friday, 2 February 2001 11:16:38 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 14:55:50 UTC