NAME or ID
francois at vizir.u-strasbg.fr
Mon Jun 16 09:20:55 PDT 2003
>> But you didn't quote a case (0) -- neither name nor ID exists.
>> Why should this be stricly forbidden ? It just means that you
>> cannot refer explicitely to this field or parameter in a query (or
>> in some other operation ?). Or are there actual cases I'm missing ?
>I could not think of a case in which it was useful for a column to exist
>which had neither name nor ID, can you? (
>I have come across one or two FITS tables with no names on the columns
>(perhaps by mistake) but there one can use a sequential column number -
>and I am not sure the same is true of VOTable?
===> Exactly, FITS tables with no names and FIELDs without name/ID
have the same property: just their sequential column number ...
It's not useful to have no name, but my feeling is that it's harmless
provided you don't need to quote it...
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