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Re: XSV - support for datatypes: when?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 09 Mar 2001 13:20:47 +0000
To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bpufrgjtc.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
"Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org> writes:

> I just downloaded the latest version of XSV (XSV11a).  I have only run a
> few tests but it looks good.  I am especially happy to see support for
> type substitution.
> I am wondering when there will be support for checking the datatypes of
> the data in instance documents?  (e.g., when will it flag "xxx1997" as
> an invalid year?)  XSV11a seems to have regressed from previous
> versions.  Previous versions didn't do much in the way of type checking,
> but at least it checked regular expressions.  Now it doesn't even do
> that.  When can we expect datatype support in XSV?  /Roger

I wish I knew where you found a version of XSV that checked patterns :-)

To be honest, there is no known date when simple datatype support will 
happen, sorry.  Needs resourcing, basically.  I'll raise it with the

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