roy at caltech.edu
Thu Dec 9 09:02:36 PST 2004
From: "Tony Linde"
> The same applies to data services: one service
> might provide access to multiple data collections and one collection might
> be served up by more than one service.
As soon as the first cone-searches were built in 2002, we had URLs that look like:
Dissecting this URL, we can see two different semantically-distinct entities:
This is an instance of a conesearch which queries a specific data resource (the Messier
catalog). It represents the point of view of an astronomer-client.
This is a sort of "meta-conesearch", that can act as a consearch for a number of data
resources. It represents the point of view of a software developer.
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