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> Ed Hartnett wrote: > > >John Caron <caron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > > > > > > > >>2. So, generally I like your Dimension Scale proposal. The main things > >>we need are 1) shared Dimensions even when theres not a coordinate > >>variable (perhaps a Dimension Scale without the values?), 2) each > >> > >> > > > >I wonder, though, why we need this in HDF. > > > >If we have a shared dimension without coordinate values, how is that > >different from an unshared dimension without coordinate values (which > >is what HDF currently provides?) > > > > > >Ed > > > > > we need shared dimensions: almost all higher level Conventions rely on > them. they dont always rely on them for just coordinate variables. > Generalizarions of coordinate variables also need shared dimensions, but > cannot use coordinate variables. "ditto" :-) Quincey