roy at cacr.caltech.edu
Mon Jan 19 13:05:18 PST 2004
(1) I agree with Bob that we should 'evolve' the VOTable specification
and toolset, rather than move to something else.
(2) Because we are arguing over syntax, not semantics, our job should
not be difficult.
(3) Therefore I suggest a "pure XML" skin for the VOTable that I shall
VOTable2. It is derivable from VOTable (and back?) and allows a
VOTable to be used for:
-- automatic code generation
(4) In VOTable2 we split VOTable file into (a) a "record schema" is
made from the metadata of the table, and (b) a conforming document is
made from the data part, that is a sequence of these records.
Therefore in place of:
<TR> <TD>red</TD> <TD>2.1</TD> </TR>
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