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RE: [F&O] INF, -INF and NaN - literals?

From: Michael Rys <mrys@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 03:13:21 -0800
Message-ID: <BAE415CEAA831548800F68C44E905AF5014364C9@RED-MSG-60.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Colin Paul Adams" <colin@colina.demon.co.uk>, <public-qt-comments@w3.org>

This is a bug in the F&O spec. While you can use INF, -INF and NaN in a
schema-validated document such as in value="INF", in XQuery, you need to
use the constructor functions as Michael Kay says.

Best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-qt-comments-request@w3.org [mailto:public-qt-comments-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Colin Paul Adams
> Sent: Friday, January 14, 2005 12:23 AM
> To: public-qt-comments@w3.org
> Subject: [F&O] INF, -INF and NaN - literals?
> Shows an example:
> fn:avg((INF, -INF)) returns NaN.
> Are INF, -INF and NaN supposed to be literals of type xs:double, as
> is implied by this example (at least, that's the inference I draw)?
> Because the grammar for literals does not include them.
> Elsewhwere I can only find mention of them as special string values
> for the xs:double constructor.
> My XPath parser currently parses these expressions as child::INF
> etc. Clearly I have a problem with the interpretation of the grammar.
> --
> Colin Paul Adams
> Preston Lancashire
Received on Friday, 14 January 2005 11:13:36 UTC

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