call for presentations at the Data Model sessions in Cambridge , September 2007
Tony.Linde at leicester.ac.uk
Wed Jan 23 09:44:31 PST 2008
It isn't worth responding, Alberto - VOTable is a sacred cow to certain
people in the IVOA. You'll not get it changed or even examined.
I only responded to Anita's post as it implied that the tools that have been
developed work so well because of VOTable: when they would actually work as
well if everyone agreed on CSV as the standard interchange. It is the
standard which makes stuff work. But VOTable is a standard all to itself -
it does not build on other standards in the XML range so things like XSLT
and XQuery don't work well with it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dal at eso.org [mailto:owner-dal at eso.org] On Behalf Of Alberto
> Sent: 23 January 2008 17:25
> To: Roy Williams
> Cc: dal at ivoa.net
> Subject: Re: call for presentations at the Data Model sessions in
> Cambridge , September 2007
> > I suggest that Alberto and Tony set up their own VO where they can
> > build the most perfect XML formats. And let the rest of us get on
> > with the job with the sharp, flexible, and capable tools that we
> > have all built over the last seven years. VOTable is one of those
> > tools, and KML is becoming another.
> Here we go Roy: when feeling attacked ridicule the other's position.
> Grow up.
> Your email made me laugh so hard. If you keep this up dissent will
> indeed be eradicated from NVO: a noble goal. Keep them coming Roy!
> > Roy
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