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

This makes me wonder what should an xml architect consider in the
event that they do not know how various organizations are going to use
their data?

Generally speaking I would write fairly simply organized xml that
easily databinds and bulk loads into an sql database. Thus I would
write an xml that works within existing technologies easily first and
foremost and logically represents that data at it's highest precision
secondly with both goals being achieved. Making the data easy to use
in existing technologies provides some evidence the data is easily

I suppose with XML and data in general the size of the file is another
major factor in organization of the data such that if the file is too
large to easily work with then it's likely badly represented if it
cannot be produced in smaller files that are effectively parsed.

Also depending on the data there is likely a standard representation
of values that is most common which should potentially be adopted such
that an investigation into standard data representation is required
even if people are going to convert the data later.

Also a similar investigation into standard words used to represent
concepts is important so as to fit in logically with existing
terminology conceptions.


What would you consider when creating an xml dataset as such?

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 3:32 PM, W. E. Perry <wperry@fiduciary.com> wrote:
> the system producing an output of "1/3 meter" cannot know what other systems might consume that data, nor for what purposes, and certainly cannot be responsible for unknown systems getting data in a form or to a precision which they require

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