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[Bug 1794] New: Casting float/double to string

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Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 17:21:09 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1794

           Summary: Casting float/double to string
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Functions and Operators
        AssignedTo: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com
        ReportedBy: mrys@microsoft.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org


Since casting from float/double to string is also used in serialization, we 
need to make sure that if I have a a double value that due to the binary to 
decimal conversion will result in a number such as 0.99999999998 instead of 
1.0. 

Since users do not want 0.9999999998 in their serialization output, we should 
allow implementations to do the usual rounding.
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