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RE: Decimal validation of '12.'

From: Anli Shundi <ashundi@tibco.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 11:32:37 -0400
To: tpchan@itsd.gov.hk, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-id: <JGEJICKDMCIHCMNBOCOAIEFACBAA.ashundi@tibco.com>

"12." is a valid decimal as is ".12", too.

Errata [1] clarified that "12." is not a valid integer
but it does remain a valid decimal.

I think the spec should have included such an example, though.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/05/xmlschema-rec-comments#pfiinteger


Anli Shundi
TIBCO Software Inc.
www.tibco.com

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> Subject: Decimal validation of '12.'
> 
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> 
> Consider the schema definition of the following field
> 
> <xs:simpleType name="N14.2Type" id="CC0010">
>             <xs:restriction base="xs:decimal">
>                   <xs:totalDigits value="13"/>
>                   <xs:fractionDigits value="2"/>
>             </xs:restriction>
> 
> 
> For an input of '12.'  XML spy v5 consider it not valid But 
> xerces consider
> it is ok,
> 
> From the W3c spec, it is mentioned that:
> 
> 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 question is, does it means both the period and following zeros have to
> be omitted together or if just the following zeros is omitted, it is still
> ok  ?
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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