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RE: Abstract element and xsi:nil

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 07:38:58 +0100
To: "'Boris Kolpackov'" <boris@codesynthesis.com>, "'Morris Matsa'" <mmatsa@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "'Dennis Sosnoski'" <dms@sosnoski.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009201c7eebe$46a083b0$0d00a8c0@turtle>

> What you say appears to be counter-intuitive but true, 
> Structures, Section 2.6.2:

Almost everything connected with xsi:nil, including the very existence of
the construct, is counter-intuitive. Best just to ignore it. It was a
misguided attempt to force-fit a concept from the relational model into the
XML model where it isn't needed.

Michael Kay
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2007 06:39:11 UTC

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