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TITLE: Disposition of Comments to N0740 Summary of Voting - Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) - Part 5: Datatypes
SOURCE: Mr. Martin Bryan
PROJECT: CD 19757-5: Information technology - Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) - Part 5: Datatypes
PROJECT EDITOR: Dr. Alexander D. J. Brown
STATUS: Disposition of Comments
ACTION: The editor is directed to make the changes
DATE: 2006-06-13
DISTRIBUTION: SC34 and Liaisons
REFER TO: N0740 - 2006-05-28 - Summary of Voting on JTC 1/SC 34 N 716 - Text for CD Ballot - ISO/IEC CD 19757-5 - Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) Part 5 - Datatypes - Datatype Library Language (DTLL)

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1. General

Is it possible to convert Kanji-digit strings to numbers? For example, consider U+4e8c followed by U+4e09, where U+4e8c is a Kanji-digit 2 and U+4e09 is a Kanji-digit 3. To support the Japanese calendar as a DTLL datatype library, we need to convert U+4e8c U+4e09 to 23.

The next draft will show how this can be done.

2. Editorial

It should be made clear that the value of the ns attribute is an IRI rather than an URI.


United Kingdom

We approve the overall technical direction of this draft of DSDL Part 5. We understand that substantial technical changes are to be made prior to a further CD ballot, and on that basis we will be making a more detailed technical evaluation of the next draft.