aa at astro.ex.ac.uk
Tue Jan 20 09:54:42 PST 2004
> > > Or as a DIME atachement to the SOAP message ..
> > If it's in DIME, are there any advantages in using XML for the data?
> Well on services like CasService which Tamas pointed out earlier we
> allow the caller to choose DIME , DataSet or VOtable. If you choose
> VOTABLE you get everything in a no binary VOTABLE if you choose dime you
> get a FitsFile attached to the message So I guess the answer is if it is
> binary it does nt need to be XML no. I think this is Adreases appraoch
> for Alma also.
Hmm, if the reult is big enough to need a binary file I'd much rather have
a URI pointing to the file than a wrapped one over the wire.
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