Re: metadata question
Specifically, the metadata element that does not work with
the TDS HTML is <metadata
xlink:title="Parent Dataset" />.
It fails with the error output found at
http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~brucef when navigating to the
dataset containing the above metadata. The above XML
works if you change the tag to documentation and place it
in a metadata element. ???
What I am trying to accomplish is kinda hard to explain,
but I'll give it a shot...
I have 2 parallel TDS representations for the same data.
There is a "Shelves" tree generated using datasetScan
that is an exact recreation of our datastore back-end on
our XSAN. The data-store is in a format that is not user
navigable, so for users to get to their data we provide
soft-links to something more "friendly," which we call the
"user links." The XSAN back-end will never change, but
the user links might. I have python scripts that generate
TDS catalogs from the user links that replicate the
soft-linked user navigable access to the XSAN back-end.
So... If a link to a particular dataset(ie. netcdf file)
is distributed from one user to another, that user may
also be interested in the related files in the parent
dataset. Therefore, there was a requirement to have a
link to the parent dataset containing related files.
Since the user links may change it made sense to provide
that link to the shelves tree, which is static.
For example, the user links URL for the above metadata tag
which actually represents the same data.
So, it seems unnatural to classify the link to a parent
dataset as documentation.
Hi Ethan - I hope your prepared for this!
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