Re: [thredds] WMS and F-TDS virtual datasets [was: Re: aggregation / arithmetic between variables]

On 04/29/2011 11:42 AM, John Caron wrote:
On 4/29/2011 10:20 AM, Ethan Davis wrote:
Hi Roland,

The fileTypeId wasn't really designed with virtual datasets in mind or
with any particular semantics in mind. They are similar to using
software version numbers to indicate capabilities, you just have to know
what they mean.

Since virtual datasets may change the characteristics expected from a
dataset with a given fileTypeId, perhaps we should extend fileTypeIds to
allow for multi-layer names. Maybe something like "ncAggregation - GRIB2".

for your case, maybe the best that can be done is "F-TDS" or similar ??

Yes, that seems like the simplest and most direct answer.  Put

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in the official list and I'll start using these values.


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