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Exponential notation for decimals

From: Mike Cowlishaw <mfc@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 17:23:03 +0000
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
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David Ezell wrote:

> 1) I share Mary's worry that unsuspecting folks will be lured into using
> float or double simply because they want to use scientific notation.
> IMO the majority of them will mean 1.10E+00 when they write 1.10E+00.

This has been a worry for a long time.   This is AKA CR-23:

   http://www.w3.org/2000/12/xmlschema-crcomments.html#scientific-decimals

Originally raised on 8 Nov 2000, see:


http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-xml-schema-comments/2000OctDec/0314

Mike

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