It strikes me that the text describing the zero-digit attribute of the xsl:decimal-format element in the XSLT 1.0 spec may be wrong. What is stated in Section 12.3 is:
Because the grammar includes only the use of the zero digit for significant digits, not any other digit.
Assuming this analysis is correct, I think an erratum needs to be published for XSLT 1.0. This erratum should delete the current bullet point "zero-digit specifies the character used as the digit zero; the default value is the digit zero (0)" It should add the following bullet point to the list of "The following attributes control the interpretation of characters in the format pattern:
Since the line you are citing is already in the context of the leading paragraph text "The following attributes both control the interpretation of characters in the format pattern", then I don't think your suggestion is necessary. What is missing about the context that you feel requires the redundant statement in the bullet?
Because of the leading paragraph, I never interpreted the attributes to mean anything other than the format pattern ... what indication did you have that these attributes were germane elsewhere?
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