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RE: Clarification re: token data type and token values

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 10:12:22 +0100
To: "'G. Ken Holman'" <gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B510B6312ED246B9894B864005461F6D@Sealion>
> I'm trying to better understand:
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xmlschema-2-20041028/#token
> It seems to me that the use of the singular "token" is 
> misleading and contradictory in the first sentence "token 
> represents tokenized strings".

Yes, the name xs:token was singularly inappropriate for this type (pun

The committee that produced XSD 1.0 was very large, and I have a theory that
large committees tend to produce really bad naming decisions. My theory is
that it happens because (a) all decisions in such a committee are
time-consuming, and (b) naming decisions get categorized as unimportant.


Michael Kay
Received on Monday, 15 June 2009 09:12:57 UTC

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