Re: No defaults in SBML L3
22 Sep '09 12:21
Hello Stefan, All,
On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Stefan Hoops <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Sep 2009 22:03:10 -0700
> "Michael Hucka" <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Lucian's additional idea of adding XML comments is rather
>> <unit kind="mole" exponent="1" scale="0" multiplier="1" />
>> <!-- Note: values for elements 'exponent', 'scale', and
>> 'multiplier' were provided by libSBML and not by the user. To
>> prevent this message from appearing, these elements need to be set
>> explicitly -->
> Unfortunately nobody will see them unless you look into the SBML file.
> This means using SBML to load the above file will not give the user the
> required information.
> I know my approach to this might sound a little bit drastic but I think
> that libsbml should refuse to write the file. It is the users/tools
> responsibility to provide valid information. This means for an element
> all non optional attributes must be provided.
You are in the middle of editing a model, when your
spouse/child/colleague/boss urgently needs to talk to you/use the
computer. LibSBML does not let you safe, because you did not yet add
all the required information. How do you save the model?
Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
BioPAX Integration at Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org/biopax)
Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling
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