Re: Role attribute missing in committees.xml
- Thank you Josh, that's very helpful. I'm not sure I'd be able to fix your source code, but if I can get a handle on my life at some point, I'll try to take a look.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@...> wrote:
> Hi, John.
> On 03/12/2010 05:11 PM, John wrote:
> > I'm just starting to play with the GovTrack data, and I noticed that
> > the committees table doesn't include a fully populated role
> > attribute. The attribute seems to exist for the committee Chair,
> > but not for other roles like "Ranking Member".
> It's a data error if that's missing, but not something I'm likely to fix
> in the near future (priorities priorities). (As always, anyone is
> welcome to try to fix it in my source code...)
> > The People.xml file includes committees and subcommittees for each
> > person in addition to a fully populated 'role' attribute, but it
> > doesn't include a committee id for joining to the committees table.
> Fixed, with a code attribute. (A dash separates a committee code from
> the subcommittee numeric id, for subcommittee assignments.)
> > Would it be reasonable to ask for a new xml file that contains
> > elements for next sessions and attributes for where(house & senate)
> > and datetime? Obviously I can create my own local file, but it would
> > be nice to have the source originate from GovTrack at some point in
> > time.
> Interestingly, I've just discovered that I must have deleted the code
> that generates those files... They seemed to have not been updated since
> 2009. (Oops.) So... I'm deleting them.
> I'll have to return to this in the future.