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RE: Minimal conformance levels for dateTimes

From: Ashok Malhotra <ashokma@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 13:34:54 -0800
Message-ID: <E5B814702B65CB4DA51644580E4853FB01040797@red-msg-12.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Andrew Eisenberg" <andrew.eisenberg@us.ibm.com>
Cc: <w3c-query-operators@w3.org>, <w3c-xml-schema-ig@w3.org>, <xmlschema-dev@w3.org>
Added issue 159.

All the best, Ashok 

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Eisenberg [mailto:andrew.eisenberg@us.ibm.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 9:31 AM
To: Ashok Malhotra
Cc: w3c-query-operators@w3.org; w3c-xml-schema-ig@w3.org;
Subject: Re: Minimal conformance levels for dateTimes

I agree with the wording that you suggest, with the exception of the
of digits of fractional seconds precision. During the meeting I
several times that we choose a limit that matched that of SQL's
data type, which is 6 digits of fractional seconds precision. I thought
that this was agreed to, although I do not see it reflected in the
of the meeting.

                              -- Andrew

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                    "Ashok Malhotra"

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                    12/09/2001 06:25 PM



The XML Query/XPath Functions and Operators task force decided in its
meeting on 12/5 to allow

conforming processors to support limited lexical representations for the
date and time types.

The minutes are at:

The precise wording that will be included in the document has not been
approved by the task force.

A suggested wording is below.

We believe it would aid inter-specification coordination if XML Schema
would add similar wording

as part of the errata.  The wording below is based on the wording XML
Schema adopted to allow

minimally conforming processors to support 18 digits in decimal

For a number of the above datatypes [XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes]
the basic [ISO 8601] lexical representations, such as
for dateTime, by allowing more than four digits to represent the year
-- no maximum is specified -- and an unlimited number of digits for
fractional seconds.

For this specification, all minimally conforming processors must support
year values with a minimum of 4 digits (i.e., YYYY) and a minimum
fractional second precision of 100 nanoseconds or eight digits (i.e.
s.ssssssss). However, conforming processors may set larger
application-defined limits on the maximum number of digits they support
these two situations, in which case those application-defined maximum
numbers must be clearly documented.

All the best, Ashok


Ashok Malhotra              <mailto: ashokma@microsoft.com>

Microsoft Corporation
Received on Wednesday, 12 December 2001 16:35:28 UTC

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