- Name/Version reviewed: err2html version 2.1.2
- Reviewer / Date: Hugh Phillips / October 2003
- Date of last known release: November 4, 2004 (version 2.1.4)
- Function: Utility to improve understanding of error report from mp
- Background Information and Software
- MS-Windows, UNIX. Binaries also available for Solaris 7 SPARC and Linux. C source code available to be compiled on other platforms.
- Principal Contact: Peter N. Schweitzer, USGS, email@example.com (the tool author)
- Status: Available
- Metadata Storage Structure: Not applicable
- Brief Description:
- err2html is a command-line driven metadata utility that converts a cryptic error report from mp into an HTML document that presents the errors in a table organized by error type and severity. err2html is also organized enough to summarize errors of the same kind so you only get one error message of each type in the report but it lists all the lines that the error occurs on. This is a lifesaver when purposefully omitted Attribute_Definition_Source or Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source elements lead to a flood of error messages from mp that drown out the other interesting error messages.
- Cost: none
- Notable Plus: Spankin' color scheme
- Notable Minus:
- Because the table links to the on-line version of the CSDGM for additional explanation, the user needs an Internet connection to get the full value from the report produced by this tool.
- Metadata Exchange: Not applicable
- The help file explanation for use of the tool is sufficient considering its simple mode of operation.
- When err2html is obtained as part of the mp/cns/tkme/mq distribution package, the archive expands to approximately 8 Mb after installation. It can also be obtained as a single stand-alone executable file that is only 100 KB in size. Most operations will benefit from running err2html in a batch file so it is called after mp operates on a metadata file to produce an error report. No conflicts have been noted between err2html and any other application under MS-Windows NT.
- Tool Reliability:
- Sample of Interface:
- A sample report produced by err2html
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Last updated on October 30, 2003
Links checked December 18, 2004
Hugh Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org