[Esip-discovery] status of the RFC on ESIP Atom-based OpenSearch and Collection Casting Conventions

Lynnes, Christopher S. (GSFC-6102) christopher.s.lynnes at nasa.gov
Thu Jun 20 16:59:43 EDT 2013

I just had a telecon with the Standards Interest Group editors about our RFC.  

In a nutshell, the Standards Interest Group editors feel that the Collection Casting part is more in the nature of a Best Practice, and therefore more of a Technical Note.  The OpenSearch part (though also a little loosy-goosy relative to more traditional standards like WCS), could go standards track on its own. Though it could also be thought of as a Best Practice use of OpenSearch.

So as I see it, we basically have two choices:

(1) Submit the whole RFC to the Technical Note track

(2) Scope the RFC down to OpenSearch for the Standards Track, and submit a Technical Note on repurposing part of the OpenSearch-based standard for data casting.  Note that in this latter case, we, by which I mean mostly Ruth :-), could reincorporate the granule-level casting, as well as discuss how to use OpenSearch and Casting together.

Dr. Christopher Lynnes     NASA/GSFC, Code 610.2    phone: 301-614-5185
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