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1367RE: [newsml-g2] ranking

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  • Michael Steidl (IPTC)
    Apr 26, 2013

      Hi Trond,


      if a first step you must define to which context a ranking of news items applies:

      -          The @rank attributes of <headlines> assert the ranking of this <headline> among all <headline>s.

      -          From what you say in your first sentence you hand over a bunch of news items to the web-widget and the widget should render the items in a sequence following the ranking.

      -          The open issue is therefore: how to set the context for the rankings – how can you assert “this item has the rank 3 among all  items”, by which means is the bunch of “all items” defined?

      -          In NewsML-G2 the Package Item is the perfect tool to do this: a group can be made of links to news items using the <itemRef> and this <itemRef> has a @rank attribute. That’s it.




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      From: newsml-g2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:newsml-g2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of trond.huso@...
      Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:29 AM
      To: newsml-g2@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [newsml-g2] ranking


      Hi list,


      We are to create a feed to a client that we use the feed to insert it into a web-widget. In the feed we must rank the article so one ranked first will be the first article in the widget.

      I see that we have rank attributes in both NewsMLG2 and in NewsML1.2, but when I read about the rank attribute in the latter, I see that it is related to equivalents list.

      Does that mean rank is not intended to be used to rank the articles in the NewsML1.2 file?


      In NMLG2 I see that the rank attribute is used in a few elements. I am currently looking at Example 26 (LISTING26NewsML-G2_NewsMessage.xml) which contains the itemRef element that also allows using the rank attribute. But the example is not valid and when trying to create an example-file using the schema, Oxygen yields wherever I try and insert the itemRef element.


      Any suggestions/examples in either NewsML1.x or NewsMLG2 are welcome.


      Best regards,


      Trond Husø

      System Developer

      Mobile : +47 450 35 715

      E-mail : trond.huso@...





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