This proposal is part of the 2.03 upgrade process, please comment by replying below.
Activity and Organisation
All occurrences of attribute @vocabulary-uri
Type of Change
Users need to be able to accurately interpret classifying and coding systems contained in IATI data. When publishers use their own, in-house codelists, it is important that the full content of these lists is easily accessible to users.
Change the definition of @vocabulary-uri
- From: “If the vocabulary is 99 or 98 (reporting organisation), the URI where this internal vocabulary is defined.”
- To: “If the vocabulary is 99 or 98 (reporting organisation), the URI where this internal vocabulary is defined. While this is an optional field it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that all publishers use it to ensure that the meaning of their codes are fully understood by data users.”
It was also argued that user-defined codelists should be published in the same format as IATI codelist schema. In general there was agreement that this guideline should progress.