Benno Blumenthal wrote: > > This does not quite work for me, unless you allow a catalog to > contain exactly one collection or exactly one dataset. Right > now the only thredds thing that can be pointed to is a catalog, > with the added provision that a catalog with one collection is > effectively that collection -- I would like to point to datasets > with thredds, which requires either that a catalog can point to > a dataset or a collection, or that you extend collection to be > isomorphic to dataset. The catalog modification would be > preferable. Currently dataset aliasing is confined to the current document. What do people think of extending dataset aliasing to reference datasets external to the current document. It means a bit higher maintenance risk as far as broken links but not much more than the catalogRef already implies. Would that work for you Benno? Ethan > > 6) access element can specify an absolute URL with a serverType -or- a > > reletive URL with a serverID. > > > > If you are going to have a base element in service, it is only fair that you > have a suffix element, too. Please leave the suffix element in. -- Ethan R. Davis Telephone: (303) 497-8155 Software Engineer Fax: (303) 497-8690 UCAR Unidata Program Center E-mail: address@hidden P.O. Box 3000 Boulder, CO 80307-3000 http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/
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