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[Bug 1901] New: Limitations on value ranges

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Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 15:46:29 +0000
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           Summary: Limitations on value ranges
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows 2000
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: XQuery
        AssignedTo: chamberl@almaden.ibm.com
        ReportedBy: abehm@ca.ibm.com
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

While working on the test suite, we found that limitations on value ranges
are not specified clear enough in order to write tests that can run
on any implementation. 
While there are some rules on overflow of numeric operators, it is not clear
whether for example constructors with high precision as in
1.00000000000000000000000001 should succeed or not. Other areas are
limitations on string lengths or precision for numeric types.

Since atomic values are used in virtually any part of the test suite,
it will often happen that an implementation fails a tests solely because
of a different limitation on value ranges.

We would like to ask the working group to clarify the rules for value
limitations, and define the range for conforming implementations.

On behalf of the XQuery Test Task Force

Received on Monday, 29 August 2005 15:46:34 UTC

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