Syd Bauman wrote:
>Well, yes, currently value= of <num> is declared as xsd:decimal in
>P5. But I submit it's not up to Art to go find out that W3C says that
>our use of xsd:decimal means he needs to use 30000000000, but
>rather it is up to us to ascertain whether or not there is user
>demand for being able to represent really large numbers with a
>different notation, and if so modify the declaration of value= of
><num> so that it's possible.
Personally, I think that it would be an extreme position for the TEI
to take, to say that that the numeric datatypes in W3C
schema are inadequate, and it needs to invent its own.
Recommending how to use the W3C datatypes is what I thought
we were about, and wrapping those recommendations up in TEI
The advantages of using the W3C datatypes seem to be to outweigh
the disadvantages of typing 30000000000000.
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