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IDN Node


The Internal Directory Name (IDN) Node (<IDN_Node>) field is used internally to identify association, responsibility and/or ownership of the dataset, service or supplemental information.  Note: The <IDN_Node> field is usually not displayed to the user.  The author may populate <IDN_Node> from a set of controlled keywords.


<IDN_Node><Short_Name>IDN Node Keyword</Short_Name></IDN_Node>

  • The <IDN_Node> field is recommended and may be repeated.
  • The <IDN_Node> must be selected from the set of controlled keywords.



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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2018.
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