The magic string (was Re: STC ObservationLocation)
aa at astro.ex.ac.uk
Thu May 25 09:26:13 PDT 2006
Roy Williams wrote:
> There will be a formal request for comment period when STC is a
> Proposed Recommendation. That is probably the right time to
> continue this...
The other thing I think needs sorting is the redundant use of the
"magic string" three times,
<AstroCoordSystem id="UTC-FK5-GEO" xlink:type="simple"
Yes, I know there are schema reasons for this, but there has to be a
way around it, its just ridiculous to have to throw the same boiler
plate in three times. It's not elegant. Surely we can default the
id="" to whatever follows the # in the xlink:href: if no id="" and
coord_system_id="" is given? We just make the schema looser and put
this in the documentation. The schema, at least as far as I'm
concerned, is not the standard, the schema+documentation is the
PS. No Roy, I don't want to have the id="" default to "banana"...
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