[okfn-labs] Data Package (datapackage.json) validator improvements

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Fri Aug 22 11:52:58 UTC 2014

Another update on Data Package tooling improvements.

This is related to Data Package validation - specifically checking your
DataPackage.json to check its all kosher (it is *not* about validating the
data in a Data Package [1]):

1. We have updated the datapackage-validate
<https://github.com/okfn/datapackage-validate> node library to:

   A. run off the JSON schemas https://github.com/dataprotocols/schemas.
This means much more detailed checking and reporting
   B. Use JSON lint to report issues with datapackage.json

2. We have updated the online validator at
http://data.okfn.org/tools/validate to use the latest version of the
library (so all these benefits flow through there). Here's an example
(on a valid Data Package so a bit boring)

3. We have likewise updated dpm command line tool
<https://github.com/okfn/dpm> (so same benefits there)



[1]: for data validation see https://github.com/okfn/data.okfn.org/issues/67
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