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Re: CR-22: Allow negative scale? WG response

From: <MFC@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 11:39:31 +0000
To: ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk (Henry S. Thompson)
cc: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <80256A07.0040174F.00@d06mta10.portsmouth.uk.ibm.com>


Many thanks for your thoughtful response on this comment.   I am content
for this to be deferred until the next round, as there is a more serious
problem with the decimal data type which needs to be fixed before W3C can
recommend the Schema.   I note that your example:

  <elt value="3"/>

uses (quite reasonably) a value of "3".   However, this is *not* a valid
canonical representation of a decimal number.   I shall be raising this
concern and the related problems of scale separately.

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Mike Cowlishaw FREng
IBM Fellow
mailto:mfc@uk.ibm.com  --  http://www2.hursley.ibm.com/decimal
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