[Auscope-geosciml] CGI Value abomination

Ben Caradoc-Davies Ben.Caradoc-Davies at csiro.au
Tue Sep 1 03:39:48 EDT 2009


Simon Cox wrote:
> Almost all CGI_Value should be replaced by
> (a) ScopedName
> (b) Measure
> with just a few being
> (c) Range (new type)

This should improve interoperability by simplifying the types of data 
that clients need to support for each property.

Would making a property optional be sufficient to indicate missing data? 
I hope so. Encode what you have. Less filler, more beef (fish for Simon).

At the moment there is a rich (perhaps even baroque) selection of 
missing/withheld/... term values.

Kind regards,

-- 
Ben Caradoc-Davies <Ben.Caradoc-Davies at csiro.au>
Software Engineer, CSIRO Exploration and Mining
Australian Resources Research Centre
26 Dick Perry Ave, Kensington WA 6151, Australia



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