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Re: [govtrack] Problem getting voting records for specific bills-possible error in source data?

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  • Josh Tauberer
    Hey, I m sorry for ignoring your email directly to me --- I ve been really busy and totally overwhelmed the last month. Also sorry for the bug in the file. I
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 29 10:53 AM
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      Hey, I'm sorry for ignoring your email directly to me --- I've been
      really busy and totally overwhelmed the last month.

      Also sorry for the bug in the file. I had recently transitioned from
      using Unix time format (seconds since Jan 1, 1969) to the human readable
      format so there were still some bugs left.

      Should be fixed now.

      - Josh Tauberer
      - CivicImpulse

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      Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)

      On 03/29/2010 12:03 PM, deindieb wrote:
      > Hello,
      > I believe I have found an error in one of the source files:
      > http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/111/votes.all.index.xml
      >
      > Some of the voting records seem to have the wrong id. For example, look at the record for the recent house health care vote:
      > <vote id="h1969-167" datetime="2010-03-21T23:37:00-04:00" where="house" roll="167" title="On Passage: H R 4872 Reconciliation Act of 2010" result="pass" counts="220-211" bill="h111-4872" bill_title="H.R. 4872: Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010"/>
      >
      > The id # starts with 1969, rather than 2010. When I look for the voting record in:
      > http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/111/rolls/
      > there is no h1969-167.xml file. There is a file named "h2010-167.xml" which has the voting details for that bill.
      >
      > Has anyone else come across this problem? Am I using the file id values incorrectly?
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Greg.
      >
      >
      >
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    • deindieb
      Thanks for the fix Josh, just updated my copy of files and everything is working now. -Greg.
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 29 11:25 AM
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        Thanks for the fix Josh, just updated my copy of files and everything is working now.

        -Greg.

        --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@...> wrote:
        >
        > Hey, I'm sorry for ignoring your email directly to me --- I've been
        > really busy and totally overwhelmed the last month.
        >
        > Also sorry for the bug in the file. I had recently transitioned from
        > using Unix time format (seconds since Jan 1, 1969) to the human readable
        > format so there were still some bugs left.
        >
        > Should be fixed now.
        >
        > - Josh Tauberer
        > - CivicImpulse
        >
        > http://razor.occams.info
        > http://www.civicimpulse.com
        >
        > "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
        > falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
        > Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
        >
        > On 03/29/2010 12:03 PM, deindieb wrote:
        > > Hello,
        > > I believe I have found an error in one of the source files:
        > > http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/111/votes.all.index.xml
        > >
        > > Some of the voting records seem to have the wrong id. For example, look at the record for the recent house health care vote:
        > > <vote id="h1969-167" datetime="2010-03-21T23:37:00-04:00" where="house" roll="167" title="On Passage: H R 4872 Reconciliation Act of 2010" result="pass" counts="220-211" bill="h111-4872" bill_title="H.R. 4872: Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010"/>
        > >
        > > The id # starts with 1969, rather than 2010. When I look for the voting record in:
        > > http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/111/rolls/
        > > there is no h1969-167.xml file. There is a file named "h2010-167.xml" which has the voting details for that bill.
        > >
        > > Has anyone else come across this problem? Am I using the file id values incorrectly?
        > >
        > > Thanks,
        > > Greg.
        > >
        > >
        > >
        > > ------------------------------------
        > >
        > > Yahoo! Groups Links
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
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