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[Bug 3587] Possibly confusing examples of decimal numbers

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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:16:42 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=3587


adamb@agitate.org.uk changed:

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------- Comment #6 from adamb@agitate.org.uk  2007-09-18 09:16 -------
The solution sounds satisfactory, although if I were to nitpick I would say
that the single quote character is easily confused with the prime symbol that
is used to represent feet.  It would be better to hang the examples out in
space away from everything, so it would render like:

... If the fractional part is zero, the period and following zero(es) can be
omitted. For example:  

    -1.23
    12678967.543233
    +100000.00
    210

The decimal Lexical Representation ...

This would leave no room for misinterpretation.  However, this bug was raised
with regard to the decimal point/full stop confusion which has been rectified
(although I can not find a newer version of the XML Schema spec that includes
the new rendering (the example in http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema11-2/#decimal
under 3.3.3.1 still renders the same)), and so I will close this bug.
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