[Esip-discovery] FW: [spg] OGC Xlink Policy and timeline to move to XLink 1.1
Huang, Thomas (388J)
Thomas.Huang at jpl.nasa.gov
Thu Apr 26 16:58:09 EDT 2012
DCP-4 seems to work fine for describing OPeNDAP rel link. My only concern has to do with efficiency. The presented paradigm suggests using xlink to describe the linked resource/service. This means the client really has to load the xlink resource and interpret it, in order to deterministically figure out what this linked resource is. From a completeness point of view, I think this model should cover most cases. Coming for the user point of view, this seems to suggest for each link in the OpenSearch response they might also have to make an additional call (http) in order to find the link of their interest. This could be very slow. For completeness we should use this paradigm, but for efficiency we should consider recommending some common resource keywords the service providers could use in the 'title' attribute to help them quickly identify what is the link.
On Apr 26, 2012, at 11:59 AM, Lynnes, Christopher S. (GSFC-6102) wrote:
> On Apr 26, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Huang, Thomas (388J) wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Looking at the attributes and values for rel, type, and xlink, it is difficult to determine the href is really pointing to an OPeNDAP server.
>> Perhaps we should consider the keyword OPeNDAP be the prefix for the title attribute?
> Actually, the xlink is meant to serve that purpose: xlink:role="http://xml.opendap.org/dap/dap2.xsd" is meant to *unambiguously* say that the href is pointing to an OPeNDAP server. Can you elaborate on where the difficulty arises?
>> Using the title value and type attribute, the user applications/services should be able to programmatically determine how to connect to the href defined by the <link/> element. The <link/> element could be used to point to other relevant services such as FTP, SFTP, metadata conversion service, extraction/subsetting services, etc. Should we consider standardizing some of the URL title/keywords?
>> On Apr 26, 2012, at 10:23 AM, Hua, Hook (388C) wrote:
>>> FYI. Relevant for DCP-4: OPeNDAP Links in the Atom <link/> element
> Dr. Christopher Lynnes NASA/GSFC, Code 610.2 phone: 301-614-5185
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