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Subject: Re: [ubl] Commodity code (was: Re: [ubl] Minutes of Pacific UBL TC call 5|6 May 2008)

Hello Jon,
about this codelist you are right,

maybe we can just provide them an XSLT to transform their XML into

> [roberto@javest.com:]
> | The hierarchy is important to group commodities, but it is fully
> | listed to let the user select a commodity in a very precise way or
> | more generally through its upper group.
> I understand; the system strongly resembles the one used in the
> U.S. to code employment categories.  But you end up with so many
> codes that I wonder what advantage is gained by providing the code
> list.  At some point you end up with the equivalent of a code list
> to check the validity of integers; you could do it, but there are
> easier ways to check whether something is an integer than
> providing an enumeration.
> | The taxonomy change every year, mainly to include new commodities
> | and rarely to add a new group.  The code list version MUST be
> | specified when a value is used (NC 2008)
> This implies pretty strongly that we would have to issue an update
> every year.  As we're not organizationally constituted to stay in
> existence forever, I don't think that this is something we should
> be committing to do.  I believe that it would be much better to
> persuade the issuing authority to provide their annual update in
> genericode.
> Jon
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