Reported problem for some Japanese document inquiry

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V.Ram.
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Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:01 am

Reported problem for some Japanese document inquiry

Post by V.Ram. » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:00 am

Hi all,

We have noticed that there is a problem with some document inquiry for some Japanese patent : there is a JapaneseAbstract in the description of the document instance.

When we try to validate the document inquiry xml response against XML Schema (ops.xsd v3.1) there is an error : The JapaneseAbstract is not a valid description-type.

Valid description-type in the XSD (ops.xsd v3.1) :

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<xs:simpleType name="description-type">
    <xs:annotation>
      <xs:documentation>The description of the kind of document returned.</xs:documentation>
    </xs:annotation>
    <xs:restriction base="xs:string">
      <xs:enumeration value="Drawing" />
      <xs:enumeration value="FirstPageClipping" />
      <xs:enumeration value="FullDocument" />
      <xs:enumeration value="FirstPageImage" />
      <xs:enumeration value="UNKNOWN" />
    </xs:restriction>
  </xs:simpleType>
Patent retrevied : JP 2009028841 A

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  <ops:document-inquiry>
    <ops:publication-reference>
      <document-id document-id-type="docdb">
        <country>JP</country>
        <doc-number>2009028841</doc-number>
        <kind>A</kind>
      </document-id>
    </ops:publication-reference>
    <ops:inquiry-result>
      <publication-reference>
        <document-id document-id-type="docdb">
          <country>JP</country>
          <doc-number>2009028841</doc-number>
          <kind>A</kind>
        </document-id>
      </publication-reference>
      <ops:document-instance system="..." number-of-pages="1" desc="JapaneseAbstract" link="...">
        <ops:document-format-options>
          ...
        </ops:document-format-options>
      </ops:document-instance>
      <ops:document-instance system="..." number-of-pages="2" desc="Drawing" link="...">
        <ops:document-format-options>
          ...
        </ops:document-format-options>
        <ops:document-section name="DRAWINGS" start-page="1" />
      </ops:document-instance>
      <ops:document-instance system="..." number-of-pages="7" desc="FullDocument" link="...">
        <ops:document-format-options>
          ...
        </ops:document-format-options>
        <ops:document-section name="ABSTRACT" start-page="1" />
        <ops:document-section name="BIBLIOGRAPHY" start-page="1" />
        <ops:document-section name="CLAIMS" start-page="2" />
        <ops:document-section name="DRAWINGS" start-page="6" />
      </ops:document-instance>
    </ops:inquiry-result>
  </ops:document-inquiry>
We wanted to report the problem and to know your intention about correcting this :
- Will you correct the document inquiry description response ?
- Will you add the description type in the XML Schema ?


Best Regards


EPO / OPS Support
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Joined: Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:32 pm

Re: Reported problem for some Japanese document inquiry

Post by EPO / OPS Support » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:12 am

Dear user,

Users never complained about that so there must be a way to get to such documents without using our schema. But I will ask our technical team if they can do something about that.

Kind regards,

OPS support


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