Use Cases for new Registry search interface
rplante at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Jun 6 07:14:10 PDT 2011
On Mon, 6 Jun 2011, Pierre Le Sidaner wrote:
> I don't realy see the point, why tap ADQL to the registry ?
Personally, I have not formed a strong opinion on this, yet, but I do see
a motivation. In a VO where both server and client libraries are
ubiquitous, it's not unreasonable to want a TAP interface to the registry.
For example, Topcat recently added support for pulling data from TAP
services. If the registry had a TAP service, it would be trivial for
Topcat to also use it to find TAP services.
It's also worth pointing out that a TAP interface would satisfy a key
requirement requested by app developers: ability to request a few
selected pieces of information--that is, what the select clause gives you.
I will note that in my initial write-up, I did not explicitly mention TAP
as a requirment. Rather, I would rather this choice either flow directly
from requirements or from requests from apps developers.
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