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   Re: [xml-dev] RE: Schema vs Schema-free

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Rich Salz wrote:

>Parts of X.fws concern me -- I am thinking of the round-trip from
>XML for something like <error-rate>.500</error-rate> going to a
>local number, out via ASN.1/DER as an IEEE float, and back.  Along
>the way it's all too likely to end up as .5, which will break my
>digital signature -- and quite rightly, since trailing zero's are
>semantically significant.
Yes, I'd pointed this out in one of the earlier emails. It does seem to 
make the use of schema-based encodings kind of problematic for Web 
services (which is exactly the area where they seem to be getting pushed).

  - Dennis

Dennis M. Sosnoski
Enterprise Java, XML, and Web Services
Training and Consulting
Redmond, WA  425.885.7197


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