Hi Rich & John,
OK, thanks for the background. I'm fine with it staying the way it is now. I
will just try to be more careful in the future about choosing my dataset names
ahead of time to avoid changes in our URLs.
> Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2010 20:31:08 -0500
> From: Rich Signell <rsignell@xxxxxxxx>
> To: John Caron <caron@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: thredds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [thredds] FMRC URL's: dataset name now matters in
> TDS 4.2
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> You *were* fixing a problem that was brought up at the NOAA
> GEOIDE/DMIT/UAF meeting in Seattle two weeks ago.
> Some of us were
> complaining that when doing a search across federated THREDDS servers,
> the datasets that came back all just said "Best Time Series" without
> any indication of what dataset they were derived from. So
> we asked if
> this could be modified to have the "best" tacked onto the end of the
> original dataset name.
> I can see that this causes short-term problems, as John Maurer is
> pointing out, as you would have to change scripts and let users know
> the URLs have changed. But I'd still rather trade the
> short term
> inconvenience for the long term benefit.