[Standards-JIG] Re: JEP-0080 accuracy

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Oct 25 22:30:03 UTC 2004


I'll make these modifications and run them by the Council.

In article <cfd3c4d10410201354660f2e8a at mail.gmail.com>,
 Peter Millard <pgmillard at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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