Planetary Data System
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PDS3 Standards: Individual Issue

SCR 3-1070: ODL Lines and Records

Priority: high

Problem Summary: Section 12.4.1 of the Standards Reference states that "A line of an ODL-encoded label may not cross a record boundary, i.e., each line should be contained within a single record. Any space left over at the end of a record after the last line in that record should be set to all space characters." In contrast, the practice of most PDS nodes using attached labels has been to either pad every line in the label out to record length, or to only pad the last line in the label out to an integer number of records. This SCR suggests adding an addendum to indicate that PDS usage is different from ODL usage as described above.

Working group: E. Rye (lead) P. Ramirez

Originator: E. Rye

Standards Change Request:

Version Date Author(s) Format Note
1 2006-07-22 E. Rye DOC


Supplementary Material:


Status Task ResponsibleParty Response
SUBMITTED 2006-07-21
IN_PROGRESS 2006-07-22
DRAFT 2006-07-23
RECOMMENDED 2007-02-03
APPROVED 2007-03-06
WITHDRAWN 2007-03-07


Vote to RECOMMEND version 1 of the SCR for a Management Council vote.

Node Representative Version 1
ATM Lyle Huber no
EN Steve Hughes yes
GEO Susie Slavney yes
IMG Patty Garcia yes
NAIF Boris Semenov no
PPI Todd King yes
RINGS Mitch Gordon no
RS Dick Simpson1 yes
SBN Anne Raugh no

reserves the right to change if a compelling case for "no" is submitted