Suggestions for changes to the Order Schema

Jan 1, 2008 at 10:24 PM
If you have any suggestions for how we should modify the TVB Order Schema, please post them here
Feb 20, 2008 at 5:03 PM
Agencies use alternate weeks pattern in their orders: they put an alternate weeks flag for buy periods with this pattern.
It makes sense to reflect this business approach in the ePort order schema.
I suggest we add an AlternateWeeksType and alternateWeeks attribute (or element) to WeeklySpotsDistribution and DailySpotsDistribution elements.

<xsd:simpleType name="AlternateWeeksType">
<xsd:annotation>
<xsd:documentation>Designates the spots distribution with alternate weeks pattern.</xsd:documentation>
</xsd:annotation>
<xsd:restriction base="xsd:NMTOKEN">
<xsd:enumeration value="Yes"/>
<xsd:enumeration value="No"/>
</xsd:restriction>
</xsd:simpleType>
Feb 22, 2008 at 6:05 PM
In using the AlternateWeeks, would that mean the advertiser in on one week and off the next? What if they want to pattern two weeks on and one week off?
Mar 3, 2008 at 6:20 AM
Given that the existing schema provide a way to accomplish the same goal, it's not clear to me why we would want to set up the schema to have multiple ways to say the same thing. For example, you could set up a standard rotation running N weeks in length, and set hiatus periods during the alternate weeks to accomplish the same thing.

Also, if the schema were altered to permit alternate weeks, lets say that one of the spots was missed during one of the "ON" weeks... would it be OK for it to then run the make-good in the following "OFF" week or not? If using Hiatus periods, it would be more clear that the "OFF" week had been explicitly excluded.
Mar 19, 2008 at 3:47 PM
Thanks for your input. All suggestions are being reviewed for our next release.