Re: [xml] Getting crazy with float parsing

At 05:37 9/5/02, Bjorn Reese wrote:
Before making any decision on this issue, we should clarify the purpose
of XPath and XSL floating-point numbers. Is it to provide high-accuracy
calculations, or to present decimal-point number to users?

The XPath specification specifically mandates that the "number" datatype is an IEEE 754 floating-point number. Trio does not appear to be compliant with the IEEE 754 spec and therefore should not be used for handling XPath numbers. See XPath 1.0 §4.4.

Christopher R. Maden, Principal Consultant, crism consulting
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