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Datatypes in HTML

One of the challenges of using HTML as a data transport is that everything, by default, is a string. This page explores ways to use microformats -- specifically, class names -- to encode data type information, e.g., for use with XOXO 1.0: Extensible Open XHTML Outlines and rest/ahah.


Datatype usage in various languages
Language/format string float integer boolean data date/time
XML Schema string float, double decimal, integer, etc. boolean hexBinary, base64Binary duration, dateTime, date, time
Mac OS X plists string real integer true, false data date


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