[tdwg-content] minor issues with DWCA Validator

Matt Yoder diapriid at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 23:06:47 CET 2017


4) Was my issue (well, they all are really), I was using ' <field
index="0" term="id"/>
' instead of '<id index="0"/>'


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 1:53 PM, Matt Yoder <diapriid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> As we implement a DWCA generator I've stumbled on a number of minor
> bits in reference to http://tools.gbif.org/dwca-validator/.  I
> understand how to get around these things, but resolving them might
> lower the barrier to entry for others.
> When I validate a DWCA
> 1)   then I see a link 'Dublin Core'
> (http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/source/browse/trunk/dwca-reader/src/test/resources/metadata/worms_dc.xml)
>         that link is broken
> 2)   and I have no metadata file
>          then the instructions under Metadata as to what to do to
> resolve the problem (i.e. do next) are essentially unusable for the
> non-technically oriented
> 3)   and I read this: "All null values are empty strings." in green
>    and I get this immediately after "Error scanning records:
> java.lang.NullPointerException"
>        then I am confused
>             I would be less confused with a literal example of the issue
> 4) and I have an id column in [0],
>          and that id column is mapped to nothing
>          then I see under Darwin Core Occurrence 'Core Record ID
> mapped to nothing'
>             and I think 'OK'
>           then at the bottom of that list I see 'Unknown term
> http://purl.org/dc/terms/identifier mapped to column 0'
>              and I am confused as to this (auto-mapping?) that has a
> namespace (http://purl.org/dc/terms/), and a term (identifier), both
> of which I have not referenced
>                and I don't know what todo
> Cheers,
> Matt

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