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Subject: ISO 8601 anyone?? And more on Parties.
William J. Kammerer writes: >The nice thing about the W3C schema is that it has forced some basic >data types onto people, such as the ones I mentioned yesterday (date, >time, dateTime, and duration), with fairly tight constraints on how they >are to be used. In effect, W3C has made some basic core components. >These "rules" can be somewhat liberating, in that they eliminate >decision making - an aspect of "standards" that is fairly underrated. >The extended dateTime format imposed by XML Schema - >2000-03-04T23:00:00 - is not especially superior or inferior to the >alternatives, like the ISO 8601 basic format 20000304T230000; but >having chosen one, I feel very comfortable with the authors' decision. I agree with William. W3C Schema specifies a robust set of datatypes for date and time, which is compatible with ISO 8601. There is simply no reason for ebXml to consider this issue - use the data and time formats allowed in W3C Schema. Neal Smith Chevron
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