[Esip-discovery] Testbed project - service validation insight needed

Lynnes, Christopher S. (GSFC-6102) christopher.s.lynnes at nasa.gov
Tue May 15 15:42:27 EDT 2012

On Apr 30, 2012, at 11:12 AM, Christine White wrote:

> Hello Discovery Cluster,
> There has been some progress on our Testbed project – we were able to deploy the out-of-the-box Geoportal Server software on an Amazon Web Services instance - see http://
> As an anonymous user to the geoportal, you can search for resources using the Search tab (although I didn’t register many yet, just some ArcGIS Server services for test purposes).  I will be adding folks that are on our Discovery Testbed tester list as users who can login and add resources later on.
> So now that we have the test environment in place, it is time to make progress on development. On our last call, some folks volunteered to provide insight on the custom development and services to be used for testing. There are a few questions regarding the customizations that I could use some help on – so if you have answers/opinions, please speak up!
> 1.       According to DCP1 (http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Discovery_Cast_Atom_Response_Format_v1.1) documentation, it seems that the only required elements in a response (except for those required by ATOM 1.0) are the <georss:box>. However, is it expected that compliant responses should also include at least the time:start/time:end?  So our minimum set should be at least these three things – <georss:box>, <time:start>, and <time:end> - in addition to the ones already required by ATOM 1.0, correct?

Curently, that is correct, but DCP-6 replaces the <time:start> and <time:end> with a single <dc:date>, so over time, we expect that servers will migrate toward the latter:  http://wiki.esipfed.org/index.php/Discovery_Change_Proposal-6
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Dr. Christopher Lynnes, NASA/GSFC, Code 610.2, 301-614-5185

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