On 5/24/2011 5:43 PM, John Maurer wrote:
Aloha TDS Folks,
This is a general word of caution that downloading data via the
"HTTPServer" link in TDS does *not* apply any NcML changes. This is a
straight download of the files from your disk server without
aggregation or alteration of any kind. Although you may have (and in
some cases painstakingly so) defined several NcML changes in your
config files that make your data CF compliant, add global metadata
attributes, or other fixes, these changes only get applied to your
data when downloading them via one of the other TDS data services,
such as: OPeNDAP, NetCDF Subset Service (NCSS), WMS, or WCS. If you
require NcML changes, it is probably best advised to turn off the
"http" service in your config file to avoid having two avenues to your
archive: one with the changes and one without, which can lead to
confusion or difficulties importing your data into other applications.
We tend to leave ours on despite this peril for the sake of those
users who may not understand how to use OPeNDAP, especially for
non-gridded datasets who don't yet have a simple NetCDF download
mechanism in TDS like the NetCDF Subset Service. Is there any
possibility of modifying HTTPServer to apply NcML in the future? Just
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Yes, all correct above. HTTP Service is to allow people access to the
underlying raw files. We dont modify those files for a number of
reasons, partly because they may not be in netcdf-3 (the only format
that CDM writes to). The plan is to continue to develop the netcdf
subset service, that allows subsetting as well as conversion to netcdf.
I realize we need to continue to develop that for non-gridded data.
You might consider putting the HTTPService in a separate catalog if you
want to prevent people from getting confused.