Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of Ticket #153


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11/03/16 07:30:34 (2 years ago)
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martin.juckes
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  • Ticket #153

    • Property Summary changed from Requires related to specific standard names to Requirements related to specific standard names
  • Ticket #153 – Description

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    2 A significant number of standard names contain, in their definitions, explicit specifications for additional required metadata. For instance, if the standard_name is "region" then there are constraints on the allowed values of the data variable. The standard name descriptions cannot include examples or markup, and the specification of the rules is not as clear as in the convention text. It also appears that the rules are not checked by the CF checker (at least not the few that I have looked at in detail) and I think the best way to get consistent checking would be to first create a well structured summary of these rules in the conventions document.
     2A significant number of standard names contain, in their definitions, explicit specifications for additional required metadata. For instance, if the standard_name is `region` then there are constraints on the allowed values of the data variable. The standard name descriptions cannot include examples or markup, and the specification of the rules is not as clear as in the convention text. It also appears that the rules are not checked by the CF checker (at least not the few that I have looked at in detail) and I think the best way to get consistent checking would be to first create a well structured summary of these rules in the conventions document.
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    44The specific proposal is add a new Appendix which lists the rules with examples where appropriate.
     
    5353== Other rules ==
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     55=== Regions and Area Types ===
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     57If the standard name of a variable is `region` or `area_type` then the variables must either be of character type or use flag values to associate each element to a character string. The string values must be from the CF standard region and area type lists respectively.
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    5559=== Quantities representing a layer average or sum ===
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