RE: ISSUE-126 (Revisit Datatypes): A new proposal for the real <-> float <-> double conundrum

> It's also violated within XML 
> Schema itself - " xx " as an instance of xs:token maps to a different
value from " 
> xx " as an xs:string.
> Not so.  ' xx ' is not in the lexical space of token. 

Well, yes, but isn't that just a fig-leaf to hide the fact that the
principle has been violated in spirit?

What exactly is the practical benefit / intent of the principle, and is this
benefit still achieved if it applies to the intermediate lexical form rather
than the raw lexical form?

Michael Kay

Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2008 06:56:38 UTC