When sending data from sender to the receiver, it is
essential that both parts have the same "expectations" about the
With XML Schema, the sender can describe the data in
a way that the receiver will understand.
A date like: "04-11-2004" will, in some countries, be
interpreted as type 4.November and in other countries as type 11.March.
However, an XML element with the data type like this:
ensures a mutual understanding of the content, because the
XML data type "date" require the format "YYYY-MM-DD"