1625   Val element value coding for float

Created: 29 Mar 2018

Status: Future Improvement

Part: Part 6 (2009-12; Edition 2)

Links: #825 Floating point value

Page: 99


Paragraph: 3

Category: Issue for edition 2 of this part


The value coding for the Val element has to follow the XML schema data type as specified in table 45. In this table for FLOAT32 and FLOAT64 the XML schema type xs:double is defined. This type uses the period (".") as mandatory for the decimal separator. However, the example in the same row uses the "," as decimal separator.


Either fix the example to use the period character or add a clause that the comma (",") is also allowed.

Discussion Created Status
neverthelss, Michael is correct in his analisis as well as Bruce in reminding the w3c restriction.
This issue was already adressed in 825 with the same conclusion. "." is allowed; "," is not.
14 May 18 Future Improvement
As Ed 2.1 of part 6 is in the publication process - this can not be fixed anymore with a TISSUE on part 2 08 May 18 Future Improvement
Note that W3C schema lexical value prohibit comma (",") as a decimal separator.
See http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#decimal which is referenced by http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#double

I propose that the example be changed to "(999.99999)"
08 May 18 Triage


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