compliance assurance / metadata response
stampa at ari.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu Jul 5 02:34:43 PDT 2007
the service verification tool for SSA you described below is exactly
what I meant, so I am looking forward to testing it. When will it be
Another question on metadata response: in section 6.2 it says: "the
columns that are returned by a spectrum query are described with the
FIELD elements exactly as they are described in a normal spectrum query
response. " And later "Each input parameter should be listed as a PARAM
In the sample Metadata Query Response (Appendix B) PARAM is used for
both input and output parameters.
So which version is the correct one?
Doug Tody schrieb:
> Ulrike -
> 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.
> - Doug
> 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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