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IVOA Working Draft 05 May 2014

Interest/Working Group:
Patrick Dowler, Francois Bonnarel, Laurent Michel, Markus Demleitner
Patrick Dowler


This document describes the linking of data discovery metadata to services that provide access to further detailed metadata, the data itself, and services that perform operations on the data. The DataLink web service capability is one such service; it is an intermediate data access service that connects discovered datasets to the downloadable data files, services that can act upon the data files, and links to related resources.

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This is an IVOA Working Draft for review by IVOA members and other interested parties.
It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time.It is inappropriate to use IVOA Working Drafts as reference materials or to cite them as other than "work in progress".

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