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The Source object represents the organization that is publishing the information. This object is the only required object in the feed file, and only one source object is allowed to be present.

Tag

Data Type

Required?

Repeats?

Description

Error Handling

Name

xs:string

Required

Single

Specifies the name of the organization that is providing the information.

If the field is invalid, then the implementation is required to ignore the Source element containing it.

VipId

xs:string

Required

Single

Specifies the ID of the organization. VIP uses FIPS codes for this ID.

If the field is invalid, then the implementation is required to ignore the Source element containing it.

DateTime

xs:dateTime

Required

Single

Specifies the date and time of the feed production. The date/time is considered to be in the timezone local to the organization.

If the field is invalid, then the implementation is required to ignore the Source element containing it.

Description

InternationalizedText

Optional

Single

Specifies both the nature of the organization providing the data and what data is in the feed.

If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.

OrganizationUri

xs:string

Optional

Single

Specifies a URI to the home page of the organization publishing the data.

If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.

FeedContactInformation

ContactInformation

Optional

Single

Reference to the Person who will respond to inquiries about the information contained within the file.

If the element is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.

TouUri

xs:anyURI

Optional

Single

Specifies the website where the Terms of Use for the information in this file can be found.

If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.

Version

xs:string

Optional

Single

Specifies the version of the data

If the field is invalid or not present, then the implementation is required to ignore it.

 1<Source id="src1">
 2   <DateTime>2013-10-24T14:25:28</DateTime>
 3   <Description>
 4      <Text language="en">SBE is the official source for Virginia data</Text>
 5   </Description>
 6   <Name>State Board of Elections, Commonwealth of Virginia</Name>
 7   <OrganizationUri>http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/</OrganizationUri>
 8   <VipId>51</VipId>
 9   <Version>5.0</Version>
10</Source>