[Standards-JIG] JEP-0080 accuracy

Peter Millard pgmillard at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 20:54:50 UTC 2004


Both of the modifications mentioned seem reasonable and fine with me.

pgm.

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 08:54:03 -0600, Peter Saint-Andre
<stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
> Someone Jabbered me about two points in JEP-0080 so I'm forwarding the
> concerns here...
> 
> 1. Restricting the altitude to integers might discourage applications
> that require more sensitive measurements (e.g., seismological surveying
> equipment); a more appropriate datatype might be xs:decimal.
> 
> 2. The implementation notes say that "Inferences MUST NOT be made about
> accuracy from the number of digits specified in the location or
> altitude." But this again seems too restrictive; perhaps "SHOULD NOT"
> would be more appropriate.
> 
> Peter
> 
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