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RE: ISSUE-75: pattern for IEEE754r (floating point numbers)

From: <paul.downey@bt.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 21:32:22 -0000
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To: <public-xsd-databinding@w3.org>

I've added as an example, and I had a stab at creating an XPath
to capture this pattern, though it's not pretty, and might 
not be as constraining as you'd like:



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Subject: ISSUE-75: pattern for IEEE754r (floating point numbers)

ISSUE-75: pattern for IEEE754r (floating point numbers)


Raised by: Vladislav Bezrukov
On product: Advanced

A programming language supporting the IEEE 754r floating point spec [1]
needs to express this type in terms of XML Schema 1.0 [2].
This type is directly supported by the XML Schema 1.1 as
precisionDecimal [3].

However the databinding tools based on the XML Schema 1.0 lack the
corresponding schema pattern.

To consider the following Schema Pattern for the new floating point


        <xsd:simpleType name="precisionDecimal">
                                <xsd:restriction base="xsd:decimal">
                                        <xsd:totalDigits value="16"/>
                                <xsd:restriction base="xsd:double"/>
                                <xsd:restriction base="xsd:string">
                                        <xsd:enumeration value="NaN"/>
                                        <xsd:enumeration value="-INF"/>


We are aware that value space of the xsd:double is smaller than
xsd11:precisionDecimal. However we have found nothing better than it.
Any comments are very welcome.
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