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Re: Terminology: "Foo has the string data type" or "Foo is the string data type" or "Foo has a data type that is a string" or something else?

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 16:18:34 -0400
To: "Costello, Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>
Cc: "xmlschema-dev@w3.org" <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1333570714.27087.46.camel@localhost.localdomain>
On Wed, 2012-04-04 at 17:29 +0000, Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Consider this element declaration:
>       <element name="Foo" type="string" />
> What is the proper way of expressing the relationship between Foo and
> the string data type?

"proper" is the way that conveys your intent the most 

The data type of foo is "string", or, informally, Foos' type is a
string, or, Foo is a string.

    The chief Defect of Henry King
    Was chewing little bits of String.
    At last he swallowed some which tied
    Itself in ugly Knots inside.


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