Resolution: Not A Bug
Affects Version/s: 2.5.12
Fix Version/s: None
Commit 229afea64e77c2dba9eec62b2c339e9fc92c9ec7 caused all inputs recognisable as numbers to be formatted with at least one decimal place. This includes all integers, which is frequently undesirable, particularly if they were meant to be, eg:
- identifiers, not for arithmetic;
- strictly validated against an XML schema that does not allow for floating-point numbers;
- subject to length limitations;
This apparently occurs because all inputs that look like numbers, regardless of format, are of type BigDecimal by the time they reach the StringConverter.
For our applications, this is a blocker; is it working differently for others? We don't have any special handling of input types.