SSAP - compliance assurance?
dtody at nrao.edu
Tue Jul 3 06:54:18 PDT 2007
What is planned is to have a service verfication tool for SSA;
one would give the URL of a new service to the verifier, and it
would run a standard set of tests and return the results. We have
something similar already for cone search and SIA, but not yet for SSA.
This would be done before registering the final service. All this
would verify though is the protocol, not the scientific validity of
the metadata or data.
On Tue, 3 Jul 2007, Ulrike Stampa wrote:
> Hi all,
> after having followed some of the ongoing discussions about required and
> supported parameters in the ssap I wondered if there is a way to
> guarantee that registered SSA services are actually compliant to the
> standard. Does anything like test cases (e.g. a collection of
> HTTP-queries together with their expected results) for the newest
> version exist already? Is there some authority to check the compliance
> of newly-registered services or is it completely up to the developper's
> responsibility? Of course these test cases would only cover "formal
> compliance" of the interface (like checking of input parameters,
> acceptance of mandatory parameters, returning error messages etc.) not
> the correct behaviour of the service itself!
> As I am presently trying to test my newly written SSAP service, it would
> help me a lot to make sure that my service is really compliant.
> If this topic is covered in some other document already I would be
> grateful for the hint.
> Ulrike Stampa
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