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potential erratum: totalDigits/fractionDigits

From: <sandygao@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 15:45:40 -0500
To: www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org, xmlschema-dev@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF4EADE671.2EEDA168-ON85256B4B.0071D4D1@torolab.ibm.com>
Hi. In datatype spec, 4.3.11, there is an example about totalDigits. It
says the example is for numbers less than 1,000,000 with 2 fraction digits.

  <restriction base='decimal'>
    <totalDigits value='8'/>
    <fractionDigits value='2' fixed='true'/>

But "fixed" means that "factionDigits" can't be assigned to other value in
derived types, not that the value has to have 2 fraction digits. So
10,000,000 is allowed by the above type.

I don't think schema datatype has the ability to construct a type
satisfying the above conditions just using totalDigits and fractionDigits.

What do you think? Is it an erratum?

Sandy Gao
Software Developer, IBM Canada
(1-905) 413-3255
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2002 15:45:50 UTC

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