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Re: Digit required before/after decimal point?

From: <MFC@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 17:32:01 +0000
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
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Ashok quoted and commented:

>  For decimal, the canonical representation says it excludes leading
>  zeros, which would suggest that the canonical representation of "0.1" is
>  ".1".  Is that intended?
> AM>> The canonical representation now requires at least one digit
> AM>> to the right and the left of the decimal point so the canonical
> AM>> representation is 1.0

Hopefully this is going to be fixed so it is a valid canonical
representation and does not add the incorrect 0.

For details, and a suggested canonical representation which
does not lose essential information about decimal values, see
my post at:



http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-schema-comments/2000OctDec/0430.html



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Received on Friday, 12 January 2001 12:34:10 GMT

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