Subject: Re: Datatype section
Joaquin Miller commends Betty Harvey on the list of data types; see http://lists.ebxml.org/archives/ebxml-core/200101/msg00030.html. Of course, we're all grateful to Betty for the compendium, and hope we can build out from there. But Joaquin refers to "a few items that are a bit deeper than text format and conversions." Since the list "comes from a draft standard submitted to ISO, perhaps this is not the place to mention these items. If it is not, please delete this message now." Dear Joaquin: Now you've got me: Whatever "ISO" list are you referring to? And why can't you mention it? In any case, Betty has clearly indicated that the Global Datatypes come directly from the XML Schema Specification (XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes, W3C Candidate Recommendation, 24 October 2000), available at http://www.w3.org/TR/. What's this got to do with the ISO? If you mean ISO 8601:1988 Representations of dates and times, which some of the Schema Date, Time, and Duration data types are built upon, it's freely available at: http://www.iso.ch/markete/8601.pdf. How's the newer TC 154 draft of this substantially different from the standard itself? William J. Kammerer FORESIGHT Corp. 4950 Blazer Memorial Pkwy. Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305 +1 614 791-1600 Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/ "Commerce for a New World"
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