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   Re: [xml-dev] Best way to represent fractional values?

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Thanks Joe - but I don't think that solves the problem. How do you represent
the value 1/3 exactly this way? What you suggest would limit me to 0.33
which is 33/100 which does not equal 1/3

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chiusano Joseph" <chiusano_joseph@bah.com>
To: "Hugh Wallis" <hugh_wallis@hyperion.com>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Monday, 10 February, 2003 1:01 PM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Best way to represent fractional values?


W3C Schema does define facets for these:

totalDigits - max # of digits in the value
fractionDigits - max # of digits in fractional part

Ex. from W3C Schema Primer [1]:

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

Hope that helps,
Joe Chiusano
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-0/


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