[xquery-talk] Re: The State of Native XML databases

Andrew Welch andrew.j.welch at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 12:08:07 PDT 2007

On 8/21/07, John Snelson <john.snelson at oracle.com> wrote:
> I think a strong argument could be made that a criteria for being a well
> designed XML document is the ability to tell an element's type from it's
> name - or at least from the path to it. This is why I said XML /could
> be/ self describing.

Isn't the difference that one _looks like_ a date, but the other _is_
an xs:date.

If you have an operation that compares dates, isn't it wasteful to
convert the untyped <date> to an xs:date every time?


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