SCR 3-1070

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

12006-07-22E. RyeDOC


Supplementary Material


StatusDateTaskResponsible PartyResponse
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WITHDRAWN 2007-03-07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.

NodeRepresentativeVersion 1
ATMLyle Huberno
ENSteve Hughesyes
GEOSusie Slavneyyes
IMGPatty Garciayes
NAIFBoris Semenovno
PPITodd Kingyes
RINGSMitch Gordonno
RSDick Simpson1yes
SBNAnne Raughno


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