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Datatypes R2 Issue 13

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Data Types Issue 13: Generalize originalText


Move originalText from CD to ANY

There are many attributes for which a fully-encoded content won’t be available, but a free-text equivalent may be. It is also sometimes useful to capture the free text that led to a particular encoding so you know exactly what was typed/seen by the user.

? backward compatible: Moving this element up the hierarchy will be semantically backward compatible. However, making any schema change has the potential to break implementations which use tight schema validation


Move originalText from CD to ANY. Constrain it out in: ED, II, AD, EN

Alternative: Just add it to QTY?


Well, there's so many types for which this just doesn't make sense. But there's a few that do. QTY and GTS were the nominated types, so I have added originalText to QTY and QSET. --GrahameGrieve 01:05, 18 June 2007 (CDT)




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