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Canonical representation of -0.0

From: by way of <arjohn.kampman@aduna.biz>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 06:21:17 -0600
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Dear XML Schema experts,

Reading through the definition of the datatype 'decimal' and working
on an algorithm that normalizes these, I came across an exotic case that
might not be correctly normalized when the specs are followed. This case
is the decimal -0.0. If I understand the specs correctly, the canonical
form of this decimal is again -0.0, but I would expect it to be 0.0. I
scanned through the errate but couldn't find anything that's related to
this. Can someone tell me if this is an error in the XML Schema
datatypes specs?


Arjohn Kampman

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