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At 00/11/30 11:09 -0500, Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
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:
zero-digit specifies the character used as the digit zero; the default
value is the digit zero (0)
The issues with this:
1. Why can we specify 0 but not 1 through 9?
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:
zero-digit specifies the character used for a zero digit in the
format pattern; the default value is the zero character (0)
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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