[Esip-discovery] Proposed DCP-3: Standardizing <link> tags

Lynnes, Christopher S. (GSFC-6102) christopher.s.lynnes at nasa.gov
Tue Oct 11 07:53:20 EDT 2011

  Thx for putting this together. It looks pretty extensive.

On Oct 10, 2011, at 11:39 PM, Wilson, Brian D (335G) wrote:

> Folks,
> I have entered a proposed (draft) DCP-3 about
> "Standardized Linking from one cast to another or to additional metadata"
> on the Discovery Cluster wiki
> (http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Discovery_Change_Proposal-3).
> I hope the rationale is somewhat clear.  We can discuss it in the Discovery telecon
> tomorrow.
> The table of "standardized links" definitely needs to be filled out more.

Do you want us to jump in and fill it out, or send you our suggestions?

One mod I would make to the table of standardized links is to add the standard MIME-type for the search: 
rel="search" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml".  (This is currently the OpenSearch convention, and is critical for the two-step federated search.)

Another recommendation is to have separate rows for the OPeNDAP enclosure and a "regular" data download enclosure, esp. since that is what started all the ruckus.

Also, did you envision using just the string "OPeNDAP" for the esip:serviceProtocol, or replacing it with a namespace URI, like http://opendap.org/DAP/3.1 (or whatever the latest version is)?

> Please bring your ideas about what additional kinds of <link>'s
> need to be standardized.
> -- Brian

Christopher Lynnes     
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Center, NASA/GSFC

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