[CF-metadata] Invalid alias IDs in CF Standard Name Table v47

Lowry, Roy K. rkl at bodc.ac.uk
Tue Nov 21 02:13:58 MST 2017

Dear Murray,

The whole point of these two aliases was to correct the accidental omission of an underscore. I appreciate the issues that this causes for rigorous XML parsing.

For a number of reasons, including support of data delivery systems based on Linked Data, we have set up an alternative machine-readable (RDF) serving of the Standard Names, that gets around these issues by reporting aliases using  'deprecated' and 'Replacedby' - aliases are now used by CF as a deprecation mechanism. The back office of this system is maintained by CF to ensure exact content synchronisation with the CF site.

If you want to take a look try:

http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P07/current/deprecated/ (aliased Standard Names only)

http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P07/current/accepted/ (non-aliased Standard Names)

http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/P07/current/all/ (aliased plus non-aliased)

Cheers, Roy Lowry.

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From: CF-metadata <cf-metadata-bounces at cgd.ucar.edu> on behalf of Murray Altheim <Murray.Altheim at metservice.com>
Sent: 20 November 2017 22:18
To: cf-metadata at cgd.ucar.edu
Subject: [CF-metadata] Invalid alias IDs in CF Standard Name Table v47

Just a note, if this hasn't already been noticed... in version 47 of the XML version of
the CF Standard Name Table there are two alias IDs that mistakenly contain space

  <alias id="mole_fraction_of_chlorine monoxide_in_air">

  <alias id="mole_fraction_of_chlorine dioxide_in_air">



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