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Subject: Re: [ubl-comment] Duplicated fields in Genericode file

On further inspection, the bug is not revealed in the "putative release" from September 23 as I said because I opened the wrong file on my system! It turns out that my rewrite of the environment to be automated produces cleaner files than what I used in the first public review.

Looking back at that csprd01 distribution (which was implied in your original post but I was distracted by my recent development) I find the fault you mention here in this file:


The putative package cited earlier has been replaced with a new code-lists-ubl-2.2-csd02wd02-20170925-2330z.zip package and so the next public review will have these clean files:


The code list generation environment I use now has been updated to incorporate both W3C Schema and Schematron validation passes on the generated code list files.

Thank you, again, David, for bringing to light the need for validating the code list files before distribution.

. . . . . . Ken

At 2017-09-25 17:09 -0400, G. Ken Holman wrote:
Thank you, David, for bringing this to the committee's attention!

At 2017-09-25 21:09 +0100, David Goodenough wrote:
In the UBL 2.2 distribution ZIP file there is a file:-

I'm assuming you are referring to the development "putative release" recently posted, because I can find the problem you've reported in the files cited from my post here:


Indeed, there are a number of entries with multiple description fields. I can trace this to the source XML because there are multiple paragraphs in the Excel table cell for those Unit of Measure entries. The code is triggering on the paragraphs, not on the cells.

The description of Genericode does not specify what should happen when
a columnref is duplicated in a row - should the values be concatenated
or should the duplicate be ignored?

The duplicate should be reported as a bug to the programmer! I feel sufficiently chastised, thank you. You did the right thing by reporting it.

Accordingly, I will incorporate a two-stage validation of the generated genericode files: the first pass will use the XSD schema, and I'll write a genericode set of Schematron assertions to confirm issues such as duplicate columns and absent required columns. This should allow reviewers such as yourself to focus on the content and not the structure of the files.

Thank you, again, for your support of our work by taking the time to report this! And it is timely so that I can get the fix in for our next public review.

. . . . . . . . Ken

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