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Re: [xml-dev] What is this principle called: "I' send data in my UOM and you convert it, as needed, to your UOM"?

Chris Burdess wrote:
> Costello, Roger L. wrote:
>> Suppose the system wishes to exchange the value "1/3 meter." Recall that the system is required to exchange values in decimal centimeters. However, there is no exact conversion of "1/3 meter" to centimeters.
> Sure there is, 100/3 centimetres.

OK, that was a little facetious. What I mean by this is that if your source system has a requirement to exchange real numbers of whatever measure, they will of course be using a schema that allows the expression of those real numbers.

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