Re: XML Binary Characterization WG public list availabl e
At 1:14 PM -0400 4/12/04, Stephen D. Williams wrote: >If an application needs to exchange many IEEE floats, then that is >an application-level agreement, not something that I am considering >in my main meant-for-standardization design. IEEE floats are a classic case where many binary proposals take a 90 degree turn from real XML. Although you could encode IEEE floats in real XML, I've yet to see anybody do this in practice. What I do see are base-10 decimal numbers, and the round-off errors when converting these to base-2 IEEE floats are significant. -- Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo@m... Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003) http://www.cafeconleche.org/books/effectivexml http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D0321150406/ref%3Dnosim/cafeaulaitA
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