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Subject: Re: Representation Types


The answer is yes, all must have a representation type.  And, I expect that
there are missing representation types.  This looks like a question to be
looked at by the group meeting next week at the EWG/X12 meeting.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Rawlins" <rawlins@metronet.com>
To: "ebXML-core" <ebxml-core@lists.ebxml.org>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 5:41 PM
Subject: Representation Types

> Must all basic entities have one of the defined representation types?
> This seems explicit, but if so, I'm not sure how to represent a few
> examples.  Please clarify before I suggest addition of new types.
> Degrees of temperature (such as the specified temperature for a
> refrigerated container)  - I wouldn't think of this as a "quantity", but
> it also doesn't seem to me to be a "measure" as you have it defined.
> Which would I use?
> Integer Quantity vs. Real Quantity - If I want to make sure I only
> specify whole integer units of something rather than fractional
> portions, the "quantity" type seems too permissive whereas the "count"
> type is also not quite accurate for how you define it.   Again, which
> would I use?
> --
> Michael C. Rawlins, Rawlins EC Consulting
> http://www.metronet.com/~rawlins/
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