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Re: Proposal for ISSUE-12, string literals

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 09:05:27 -0500
Message-Id: <241D934D-ED99-4BFB-A760-58073F56DF3C@ihmc.us>
To: RDF Working Group WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>

On May 13, 2011, at 8:36 AM, Andy Seaborne wrote:

> 
> 
> 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
>> 
>> [...]
>> 
>>> 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.

So, Peter, the answer to your question is, Yes.

Pat

> 
> 	Andy
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>> [...]
>> 
>>> - Steve
>> 
>> peter
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