Re: [netmod] Justification for decimal64 over string for floating point values in geo location data?

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Wed, 08 July 2020 17:32 UTC

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Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 19:32:18 +0200
From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>
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Subject: Re: [netmod] Justification for decimal64 over string for floating point values in geo location data?
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On Wed, Jul 08, 2020 at 04:53:52PM +0000, Rob Wilton (rwilton) wrote:
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>
> > Sent: 08 July 2020 17:44
> > To: Rob Wilton (rwilton) <rwilton@cisco.com>
> > Cc: Christian Hopps <chopps@chopps.org>rg>; NetMod WG <netmod@ietf.org>
> > Subject: Re: [netmod] Justification for decimal64 over string for floating
> > point values in geo location data?
> > 
> > unknown precision != arbitrary precision
> [RW] 
> 
> I agree.  But don't follow the point that you are making.  Please can you clarify.
>

To me

   type string;
   pattern "[0-9]+(\.[0-9]+)?";

means unknown precision - everybody implements what seems convenient.

/js

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