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   Re: [xml-dev] XM-Resource for unit conversion

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David Baer wrote:

>Hello everybody,
>For my diploma work I'm looking for a resource of a desciription of 
>measurement units. For example there should be listed "inch" and then the 
>multiplication factor to "meter"...
>I've seen there are several discussions for standards underway, but so far it 
>does not seem that a common schema has been aggreed at. 
>However, I think there should be some kind of unit-description around. 
>Does anyone know of any such resource? any hint are most welcome!
>thank you!

Have a look at the STMML schema at 
http://www.xml-cml.org/dtdschema/index.html .  This was developed by 
Peter Murray-Rust who also developed the CML (Chemical markup 
language).  It covers units amongst other things.  I can send you 
examples files if this would be useful.  Let me know if you find other 
standards for doing the same, especially if they look more promising, we 
are also interested in this.

Jon Wakelin
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Phone: 01223 333409


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