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[Bug 12627] New: Why is this section called "real numbers" when everything inside the section uses the term "floating-point" instead? You should use "floating-point numbers" as the section name instead. (This use of "real number" is an affront to mathematics anyway. Wh

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Date: Fri, 06 May 2011 17:15:50 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12627-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12627

           Summary: Why is this section called "real numbers" when
                    everything inside the section uses the term
                    "floating-point" instead?  You should use
                    "floating-point numbers" as the section name instead.
                    (This use of "real number" is an affront to
                    mathematics anyway.  Wh
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#rea
                    l-numbers
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: contributor@whatwg.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


Specification:
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/common-microsyntaxes.html
Section: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#real-numbers

Comment:
Why is this section called "real numbers" when everything inside the section
uses the term "floating-point" instead?  You should use "floating-point
numbers" as the section name instead.  (This use of "real number" is an
affront to mathematics anyway.    When was the last time you saw an irrational
floating-point?)

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