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[Bug 28275] Introduction - type system reference

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Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:37:55 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=28275

Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> ---
Unfortunately XSD uses the terms "simple type" and "datatype" pretty much as
synonyms. We decided, I think rightly, to avoid the term "datatype" in our
specs, but it might be worth a mention when referring people to XSD part 2 to
mention that they use the term "datatype". XSD 1.1 part 2 has a veiled apology
for the inconsistency:

"Note: This specification sometimes uses the shorter form "type" where one
might strictly speaking expect the longer form "datatype" (e.g. in the phrases
"union type", "list type", "base type", "item type", etc. No systematic
distinction is intended between the forms of these phrase with "type" and those
with "datatype"; the two forms are used interchangeably."

(I remember the copy-editors for my book going nuts over this.)

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