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Bug #5474

Make the eml actor on kepler handle multiple physical representations in an entity

Added by Jing Tao about 8 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

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New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
actors
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Start date:
08/19/2011
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Bugzilla-Id:
5474

Description

Wade Sheldon from GCE-LTER brought an question if the eml actor can handle mutiple physical representations in an entity.

I took a look at code and found kepler can't handle this correctly. In org.ecoinformatics.seek.datasource.eml.eml2.Eml200Parser class, we always use

physical/dataFormat/textFormat/simpleDelimited/collapseDelimiters, physical/distribution/online/url/@function and et al directly. And also we only get the value from the node which index is 0.

This will handle entity with one physical representation correctly. But it will failed when an entity has more than one physical representation.

For example, a dataTable has two physicals. The first one isn't textFormat and has a downloadable url. The second one is textFormat and has a downloadable url.

Kepler will download the first non-text data object and ignore the second text data object. And the worst case is that kepler will mismatch the non-text data object with the text format information from the second text data object.

knb-lter-gce.327.13.xml (40.7 KB) knb-lter-gce.327.13.xml Jing Tao, 08/19/2011 09:27 AM

History

#1 Updated by Jing Tao about 8 years ago

Matt suggests the possible solution:

probably collect all of the objects for an entity, then pick the best one for the app (e.g., text/csv over excel)

#3 Updated by Redmine Admin over 6 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 5474

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