precision on op:numeric-divide

op:numeric-divide has a special case when the two inputs are of type
xs:integer, and in this case returns an xs:decimal.


What, then, is the answer to op:numeric-divide(1, 3)?  Is it 0.3?  0.33?
0.333?  In other words, to what precision should irrational answers be
returned?  And should rational answers always be returned exactly, even if
that requires an enormous amount of precision?


Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2003 21:40:46 UTC