Re: vote-selection.xml

From: Jan Karrman <jan_at_it_dot_uu_dot_se>
Date: Tue Sep 16 2003 - 14:07:21 CDT

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003, David Mertz wrote:

> <!-- vote-selection.xml -->
> <cast_ballot election_date="2004-11-04" state="MA" county="Franklin">
> <election minVotes="0" maxVotes="1" ordered="No" name="President">
> <selection party="Green">Rachel Carson</selection>
> </election>
> <election minVotes="0" maxVotes="1" ordered="No" name="Senator">
> <selection writein="Yes">Alan Cranston</selection>

I can now successively parse vote-selection.xml using Gnosis_Utils.

There are some needed pieces missing to print the paper ballot:

  The huge integer used to produce the bar code. Should this also
  be included in the XML document, or passed on by some other means?

  The ballot number - perhaps '<cast_ballot number="4216"...' (it
  can of course also be extracted form the huge integer).

  How does the vice president come in here? Since he/she is coupled
  with the president, I suppose it should not be defined by a
  separate <election ...>.

  The precinct, I suppose '<cast_ballot precinct="2216"...'.

  In the sample ballot there are extra heading lines: "OFFICIAL
  BALLOT", and "GENERAL ELECTION" (for the demo it is of course
  easy to just add these, or whatever).

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