SCR 3-1058

SCR 3-1058: Change GenDataType of ERROR_MASK to NON DECIMAL

Priority: medium

Problem Summary

The keyword ERROR_MASK was submitted with a General Data Type of CHARACTER. This is inconsistent with ODL usage for non-decimal numbers, and contrary to the precedent set by BIT_MASK, PACKET_MAP_MASK, and SAMPLE_BIT_MASK.

UpdateThis keyword has standard values of “BOTH”, “CONTACT1”, “CONTACT2”, and “NONE”, and therefore cannot be fixed by being updated to NON DECIMAL. The presence of these standard values is inconsistent with the MASK class word. It is the opinion of the Standards Coordinator that there are no simple fixes for this keyword and that therefore this SCR should be rejected.

Working Group

E. Rye (lead) S. Slavney

Originator: E. Rye

Standards Change Request


Supplementary Material



At the PDS Standards Telecon on 07/16/08, the SCR was rejected by a vote of 8-0-1 (reject-don’t reject-abstain).

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ATMLyle Huberreject
ENElizabeth Ryereject
GEOSusie Slavneyreject
IMGChris Isbellreject
NAIFBoris Semenovreject
PPITodd Kingabstain
RINGSMitch Gordonreject
RSDick Simpsonreject
SBNAnne Raughreject