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Link in references to IEEE 754 floating point is non-existing

From: Abel Braaksma <abel.online@xs4all.nl>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 22:45:18 +0000
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Dear List,

I was looking up the definitions of xs:float and wanted to click  
through to "IEEE 754: Standard for Binary Floating-Point Arithmetic".  
But this reference has moved or disappeared, apparently.  
Unfortunately, the whole IEEE.org site does not seem to contain a  
single valid link to the IEEE 754 reference (nor the related 854  
reference, by the way).

Not sure if you need to adjust it, but surely the references section  
now contains a dead link.

Location of reference section: http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#ieee754
Incorrect URL of link: http://standards.ieee.org/reading/ieee/ 
std_public/description/busarch/754-1985_desc.html

Related material at IEEE.org:
FAQ: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/754/faq.html
Current revision: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/754/revision.html
On the revision meetings: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/754/

All these links contain (different) links to the IEEE 754 standard  
paper, but all these links unfortunately direct to non existing pages.

This is appears to me as an error on IEEE side, but nevertheless, I  
think you ought to know as well ;)

Best regards,
-- Abel Braaksma
   http://www.nuntia.com
Received on Thursday, 8 February 2007 00:49:39 UTC

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