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

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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:05:17 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-75: pattern for IEEE754r (floating point numbers)

http://www.w3.org/2005/06/tracker/databinding/issues/75

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.

Proposal:
To consider the following Schema Pattern for the new floating point
numbers:

<xsd:schema
        xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
        xmlns:pat="http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/databinding/patterns/6/09/"
       
targetNamespace="http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/databinding/patterns/6/09/">

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

</xsd:schema>

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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