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RE: XSD decimal syntax

From: Howard Katz <howardk@fatdog.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 09:34:13 -0700
Message-Id: <200510071632.j97GWEx6014725@pyramid-02.kattare.com>
To: <andy.seaborne@hp.com>, "'RDF Data Access Working Group'" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>

fwiw I like decimal. 
Howard

 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org 
 > [mailto:public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Seaborne, Andy
 > Sent: October 7, 2005 7:32 AM
 > To: RDF Data Access Working Group
 > Subject: XSD decimal syntax
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > 
 >  > 7. Section 3.  Decimal values cannot be written as literals.  This
 >  > seems like a needless limitation.  Suggest SPARQL use the literal
 >  > definitions in XPath 2.0.
 > 
 > In XPath 2.0,
 > 
 >    3.4 is a decimal
 >    3.4e0 is a double (doubles must have an exponent)
 > 
 > xsd:decimal is now one of the required supported types in rq23.
 > 
 > In the RDF world N3/Trutle/cwm and programming languages 
 > would make 3.4 a 
 > double; Sesame makes it a decimal.  I'm not sure where tht 
 > leaves expectations.
 > 
 > We could go either way.  Either have decimal syntax support, 
 > and 3.4 is an 
 > xsd:decimal value, or just have integer/double syntax 
 > support, requiring 
 > xsd:decimals to be written in long form.
 > 
 > Last I found of this in the archive is:
 > 
 > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-dawg/2005AprJun/0262
 > 
 > which was a default choice (leave as-is) with Eric being 
 > mildly for decimal.
 > 
 > 	Andy
 > 
Received on Friday, 7 October 2005 16:32:44 GMT

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