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RE: ISSUE-126 (Revisit Datatypes): A new proposal for the real <-> float <-> double conundrum

From: Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 07:55:51 +0100
To: "'Dave Peterson'" <davep@iit.edu>, <paul@sparrow-hawk.org>, "'Alan Ruttenberg'" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: "'Rob Shearer'" <rob.shearer@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, <public-webont-comments@w3.org>, <public-owl-wg@w3.org>, <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CAA76B85D5D74C93A41577F72971A64E@Sealion>

> It's also violated within XML 
> Schema itself - " xx " as an instance of xs:token maps to a different
value from " 
> xx " as an xs:string.
> 
> Not so.  ' xx ' is not in the lexical space of token. 

Well, yes, but isn't that just a fig-leaf to hide the fact that the
principle has been violated in spirit?

What exactly is the practical benefit / intent of the principle, and is this
benefit still achieved if it applies to the intermediate lexical form rather
than the raw lexical form?

Michael Kay
Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2008 06:56:37 GMT

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