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Re: Internationalisation support in Javascript

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 07:06:06 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200209251117.HAA22555@mail2.reutershealth.com>
To: duerst@w3.org (Martin Duerst)
Cc: shwetas@snb.psi.soft.net (Shweta Shandilya), www-international@w3.org

Martin Duerst scripsit:

> Also, please note that isNaN()
> sounds like a function suitable for application to
> (IEEE) floating point numbers, but not to characters.

IIRC in JavaScript the numeric value of a string that is not a well-formed
numeral is indeed NaN, so isNaN("abc") should be true.

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