Opened 6 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#139 closed defect (fixed)

Update to conformance document: standard_names of area_type & region

Reported by: ros Owned by: davidhassell
Priority: medium Milestone:
Component: cf-conventions Version:
Keywords: Cc:


Section 3.3. of the CF convention states:

"Some standard names (e.g. region and area_type) are used to indicate quantities which are permitted to take only certain standard values. This is indicated in the definition of the quantity in the standard name table, accompanied by a list or a link to a list of the permitted values."

but there is no corresponding statement in the conformance document. I therefore propose to add the following to section 3.3 of the CF Conformance document:

"If a variable has a standard_name of region or area_type, it must have value(s) from the permitted list."

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by jonathan

Dear Ros

Thanks for opening this ticket. I support this change. Since it's a defect, it will be accepted by default unless someone objects.



comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by davidhassell


There have been no objections for over 3 weeks, so I think that we can accept this defect ticket.

All the best,


comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by davidhassell

  • Owner changed from cf-conventions@… to davidhassell
  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by painter1

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed
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