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Part 2: Precision/scale

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 13:01:06 +0900
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Dear XML Schema WG,

The current design of precision/scale excludes a serious
part of the solution space by restricting 'scale' to be
nonNegativeInteger. It would be easy to change this to
Integer; a negative value of x would mean that the lowest
-x values before the decimal point are zero. This makes
the value space more uniform and allows to address a large
range of applications, in particular in the financial
market area, where storing/transmitting data in thousands/
millions/billions is very frequent.

Regards,    Martin.
Received on Monday, 29 May 2000 05:50:55 UTC

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