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Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals

From: Andy Seaborne <andy.seaborne@epimorphics.com>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 14:36:37 +0100
Message-ID: <4DCD33E5.3030105@epimorphics.com>
To: public-rdf-wg@w3.org


On 13/05/11 14:09, Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider wrote:
> From: Steve Harris<steve.harris@garlik.com>
> Subject: Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals
> Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 07:07:36 -0500
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>> Hesitant -1 to, there are numbers that xsd:double for e.g. can
>> represent, that xsd:decimal doesn't promise to.
>
> Huh?
>
> Did someone change the laws of arithmetic while I wasn't looking?

xsd:double are IEEE 754-1985 and includes NaN, signed zeros, INF, -INF

xsd:decimal does not, but can express numbers xsd:double can't because 
XSD double is 64 bit, fixed format with 52 bits of fractional part.

	Andy

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>> - Steve
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> peter
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