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"Robert E. McGrath" <mcgrath@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes: > Sure, you can make the reserved names anything you want, but I > don't know any major use case where it will matter. > > It's not clear to me that users should ever be putting their own attributes > on a dimension scale dataset. This is why I never worried about > namespace issues. In netCDF's use of dimscales, a coordinate variable is stored in HDF5 as a dimension scale. In netCDF coordinate variables are treated just like other variable - users can stick whatever attributes they want on there. > > I would note that the DS is consistent with the image and table > specs. If you change one, you might want to change them all--with > a corresponding higher effort. Oh golly. > > If it were up to me, I'd put htis in as a feature request and think > about it before doing it. Dimscales hasn't been released yet, right? > > If you decide to change it, be sure to change the specification, > bump the version number, and fix all the software that may > use it, including the tools. Be sure that Peter knows this > change is coming! > -- Ed Hartnett -- ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx