format=metadata in SSAP
dtody at nrao.edu
Wed Jul 6 11:58:10 PDT 2005
Hi Igor -
The service metadata has not been specified yet for SSA, we are still
working on that. The current plan is to use native XML for this instead of
VOTable, returning the result as a VOResource entry. We will definitely
want to be able to distinguish between standard and service-defined
On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Igor Chilingarian wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've found a little problem playing with ESA VOSpec, and it raised a
> question about format=metadata response in SSAP v0.9.
> In the ssa-v090.pdf on the page 27 it is said: "All input parameters meant
> to be available to clients of the service MUST be listed as PARAM elements,
> including REQUIRED parameters (POS, SIZE, and FORMAT), optional parameters
> (defined in section 3.2.2), and non-standard parameters specific to the
> service (section 3.2.4)."
> When I tried to put "POS" and "SIZE" into format=metadata response for
> PEGASE.HR. And of course it appeared in the "parameters window" built on the
> fly by VOSpec, that is reasonable.
> 1) question to Pedro: since the size/pos parameters have been already entered
> in the main window, isn't it reasonable to fill the values in the form that is
> being built automatically corresponding to format=metadata response? Or maybe
> even to filter the <PARAM> entries corresponding to the mandatory parameters?
> 2) question to DAL WG: is there a way to distinguish between mandatory,
> optional, and service-specific parameters on the level of format=metadata
> response? If there is no, do you think it will be useful to have one? How to
> implement it? The easiest and straightforward solution I see is to use
> different <GROUP>s for them. But in case VOResource XML answer will be used
> instead of VOTable, there might be other ways.
> With best regards,
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