Some confusion in cone-search
rplante at poplar.ncsa.uiuc.edu
Fri Oct 2 08:10:26 PDT 2009
On Fri, 2 Oct 2009, Guy Rixon wrote:
> To the group: any chance that we could do a quick cone-search 1.1 that allows
> both UCD1 and UCD1+? All cone-search 1.03 code would automatically be valid
> in the new version.
While we could do this, we would not necessarily have clients that could
support the new version. In other words, the new version would not be
backward compatible for clients.
Issuing a new version would be a good way to push client developers to
migrate; however, this would only make sense if we wanted to continue
pushing the Cone Search protocol. Rather, the plan is to encourage
migration to TAP instead.
If there isn't encouragement to migrate to a new Cone Search version, then
we will end up with some small number of Cone Search services that few
users will be able to access.
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