Re: Preliminary HDF5 Dimension documents

> 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