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Re: FW: IEEE 754

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 02:34:15 +0700
Message-ID: <378CE636.B4C85181@jclark.com>
To: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com>
CC: "'www-xpath-comments@w3.org'" <www-xpath-comments@w3.org>
Kay Michael wrote:

> The XPath document should have a normative reference to IEEE 754 in Appendix
> A.1.

Agreed.

> It would also be helpful to the reader if it contained a non-normative
> summary of key rules in that standard,

Section 4.2.3 of the Java language spec has a good summary.

> for example what is the result of
> comparisons in which one or both of the operands is NaN.

The result is false.

James
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