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RE: Is xdt:anyAtomicType itself atomic?

From: Michael Kay <mhk@mhk.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 21:30:06 -0000
To: "'Paul J. Lucas'" <plucas@bea.com>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1CS06Q-0002Yn-Qb@frink.w3.org>

> 	My understanding is that xdt:anyAtomicType type is defined as
> 	the union of all atomic types and that atomic types are only
> 	those such as xs:integer, xs:string, etc.

No, it's not defined as the union of all atomic types, it is defined as the
supertype of all atomic types. It's the parent type of all atomic types, in
the same way as anySimpleType is the parent of all simple types, and it's
therefore useful to treat it as being itself an atomic type.

Michael Kay
Received on Wednesday, 10 November 2004 21:34:06 UTC

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