Validating WDTF Data Files
To support the use of the WDTF format the Bureau has developed a WDTF online validation service to allow organisations to check if the data they are supplying is compliant with WDTF.
The validation service uses a web interface to enable manual validation of sample files.
To help data suppliers to use and understand the validation service, the Bureau has developed a User Guide.
What is being validated?
The validation service checks:
- Structural validation — checks the XML file format and the syntax of the content against the WDTF schema.
- Semantic validation — checks the file against the business rules that define the meaning (semantics) of the data.
Validation service architecture
The structure–semantic–vocabulary relationship within the validation service is ilustrated below.