Comments on Spectrum Data Model 0.9
mdolensk at eso.org
Wed Sep 29 01:23:19 PDT 2004
> The reason for that limitation is obviously coming from mapping the model
> attributes/xml elements to PARAMS, and not to FIELDS in a (VO) TABLE.
PARAM elements are a shortcut for table columns which contain only a
single distinct value in all cells. In practice all PARAM elements could
In the given example most attributes are given as PARAM elements rather
than FIELDs, since otherwise it would be a very wide table, and
therefore impracticle for a human reader of the document. In practice
when a software client consumes the data this will be different, of course.
> If the authors of the draft are interested I can send a slightly modified version of the
> proposed VOTABLE serialisation, which I think is more general
There's a sample file on the Wiki which got updated a few days ago:
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