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== Introduction ==
 
== Introduction ==
  
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Regarding the text "must conform to either of the XML
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Schema data types decimal or double".  I have always
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assumed that REAL values could have an arbitrary
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number of decimal digits (just link INT) but it doesn't
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say that anywhere.  While xs:decimal does allow an
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arbitrary number of digits, implementations are allowed
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to say "I can't handle anything more than 18 digits". 
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Is this a problem?
  
? backward compatible.
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[src: Paul Biron]
  
 
== Discussion ==
 
== Discussion ==
  
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'''Thurs Q1 May 2006''': Motion in committee that we
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do not care to comment about this issue in the standard.
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passed, so this is closed
  
 
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Latest revision as of 02:49, 16 May 2006

Data Types Issue 41: decimal significance

Introduction

Regarding the text "must conform to either of the XML Schema data types decimal or double". I have always assumed that REAL values could have an arbitrary number of decimal digits (just link INT) but it doesn't say that anywhere. While xs:decimal does allow an arbitrary number of digits, implementations are allowed to say "I can't handle anything more than 18 digits". Is this a problem?

[src: Paul Biron]

Discussion

Thurs Q1 May 2006: Motion in committee that we do not care to comment about this issue in the standard. passed, so this is closed

Links

Back to Data Types R2 issues