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RFC 7970, "The Incident Object Description Exchange Format Version 2", November 2016

Source of RFC: mile (sec)

Errata ID: 6168
Status: Reported
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: François Poirotte
Date Reported: 2020-05-11

Section 2.17 says:

There is no original text (new section)

It should say:

2.17.  Boolean

A boolean is represented in the information model by the BOOLEAN
data type.  

The BOOLEAN data type is implemented in the data model as an
"xs:boolean" type per Section 3.2.2 of [W3C.SCHEMA.DTYPES].


Section 2.16 defines "boolean" as a valid value for the "dtype" attribute, stating that "The element content is of type BOOLEAN.".
This is reinforced by the definition of "dtype-type" inside the XML schema in section 8 where "boolean" is indeed listed as a valid value.
However, the BOOLEAN type is never actually defined in the RFC.

This change adds a new section (tentatively named 2.17) under section 2 which defines the BOOLEAN type based on the definition of other types used by the RFC.

It might be preferable to put the new section near the beginning of section 2 with other primitive datatypes like INTEGER and REAL.
Please note that this change also impacts the table of contents.

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