TAP information schema
patrick.dowler at nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Thu Oct 11 09:53:10 PDT 2007
I also agree 100% with this -- need both sync and async and the output of the
async should go to a VOSpace...
Can one just specify that the output is to some combination of a service type
(soap, rest, etc) and a service endpoint (URL) that makes ? Would that
include VOSpace and other (unknown) interfaces? The reason I am asking is
that for VOSpace 1.x the destination is a SOAP web service but there was lots
of talk about VOSpace 2.0 being REST (eg more vanilla http).
Also, is either of sync or async an optional capability? My feeling is that at
a minimum sync is required and async is optional, but anyone with a decent
sized database is going to implement async.
Further, I think a TAP service should have the option of refusing to execute a
query in sync mode and telling the caller that async must be used. We would
need to specify exactly how the service makes this known, but in the general
case a service may decide after seeing the query itself so I think this is a
sort of result or error message (actually more like an http redirect) that
clients will have to deal with.
On 2007-10-11 04:27, Alex Szalay wrote:
> My 2 cents on Sync/Async:
> we desperately need this feature to build the next generation scalable
> services. Not to have this is simply not an option in my opinion
> I think that most of the hard work that went into VOSpace was with this
> feature in mind, so I would strongly recommend that the default proposal is
> to use VOSpace for async messaging
> We still may want to retain the ability to do sync returns, especially for
> small requests (like metadata). It would increase the responsiveness of our
> services if for such requests we could expect an immediate response.
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