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[Bug 29615] roman and max-width year

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Josh Spiegel <josh.spiegel@oracle.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Josh Spiegel <josh.spiegel@oracle.com> ---

The point of the truncation logic is to get the year to fit within the maximum
width.  

format-date(xs:date("1998-01-01"), "[Y,2-2]") => 98
format-date(xs:date("1999-01-01"), "[Y,2-2]") => 99

If we applied this logic in the case of roman numerals, it would fail to print
a value within the maximum width in many cases.  

format-date(xs:date("1998-01-01"), "[Yi,2-2]") => xcviii (instead of mcmxcviii)
format-date(xs:date("1999-01-01"), "[Yi,2-2]") => xcix (instead of mcmxcix)

And in some cases it will unnecessarily truncate the value. 

format-date(xs:date("0101-01-01"), "[Yi,2-2]") => i (instead of ci)

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