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NewsML-G2 Specification Errata

This documents records all known errors in the NewsML-G2 2.0 and later versions specification documents in http://www.iptc.org/std/NewsML-G2/

Errata of the News Architecture NAR are recorded on this page:
http://www.iptc.org/std/NAR/NAR -spec-errata.html

Please email error reports to office@iptc.org

Errata page last edited on: 2020-12-11

The list of errata below shows the latest on top.


Erratum number 6
Entry date 2020-12-11
Issue In the NewsML-G2 specification from versions 2.0 to 2.29, the section on inlineData (for example, 14.5.47 in the NewsML-G2 2.29 Specification) states that "For the encoding attribute at the CCL only the QCode for “base64” may be used. If the attribute does not exist, this QCode must be assumed as default." This is incorrect: if no encoding is declared, the contents of inlineData must be assumed to be in the same encoding as the surrounding document.
Planned correction Will be added in the next annual Public Release


Erratum number 5
Entry date 2013-05-22
Issue In the NewsML-G2 2.9 and 2.12 Specification documents the property partMeta is missing in the specification of the knowledgeItem and the packageItem.
(partMeta is correctly a child element in the XML Schema files)
Planned correction Will be added in the next annual Public Release
Note Error fixed in the NewsML-G2 2.15 Specification documents of the Public Release 2013/14


Erratum number 4
Entry date 2012-12-05
Issue In the XML Schemas of NewsML-G2 2.11 and higher: no data type is defined for the element sameAsScheme (a grandchild of the catalog element).
Planned correction Apply the data type IRIType.

Error fixed in the XML Schema file version 2 of NewsML-G2 2.11, 2.12, and 2.13. The ZIP packages have been updated - 2012-12-07


Erratum number 3
Entry date 2012-02-24
Issue Two elements named sameAs with different semantics and data types exist in the NAR namespace:
- as grandchild of catalog
- as member of the relationship group, sibling of broader, narrower and related.
Planned correction Deprecate the recently added grandchild of catalog and add an element named sameAsScheme with the same data type.

Error fixed in the XML Schemaof NewsML-G2 2.11


Erratum number 2
Entry date 2008-08-15
Issue In the documents NewsML-G2_2.0-spec_CCL_2.pdf section 2.7 (Item Links) and NewsML-G2_2.0-spec_PCL_2.pdf section 2.8 (Item Links) a scheme-URI for the CV for item relationships is defined as http://cv.iptc.org/newscodes/relation/ - and this scheme-URI does not exist.
Planned correction The correct scheme-URI is http://cv.iptc.org/newscodes/itemrelation/ - this will be corrected in the next version of both specification documents.
Note Error fixed in the NewsML-G2_2.2-spec_PCL.pdf, 2009-03-20


Erratum number 1
Entry date 2008-05-30
Issue In the document NewsML-G2_2.0-spec_PCL_2.pdf in Tables 22 and 118 the attributes @audiovbr and @videovbr are defined as a string constrained to the enumeration "yes" and "no" - while Table 188 of this document and the XML Schema file NewsML-G2_2.0-spec-NewsItem-Power.xsd defines these attributes as xs:boolean.
Planned correction As by the notes of the NewsML-G2 development team the string type definition is wrong and the boolean type definition is right. The specification document NewsML-G2_2.0-spec_PCL_2.pdf, Tables 22 and 118 have to be changed to show the datatype as xs:boolean.

Error fixed in the NewsML-G2_2.2-spec_PCL.pdf, 2009-03-20