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PDL : The Parameter Description Language
Version 1.0

IVOA Proposed Recommendation 26 September 2013

Interest/Working Group:
http://www.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/IvoaGridAndWebServices
Author(s):
Carlo Maria Zwolf Paul Harrison Julian Garrido Jose Enrique Ruiz Franck Le Petit
Editor(s):
Carlo Maria Zwolf

Abstract

This document discusses the definition of the Parameter Description Language (PDL). In this language sentences and syntactical elements are organized into a rigorous data model. With no loss of generality, we will represent this data model using XML. It intends to be a description language for self-descriptive web services exposing the semantic nature of input and output parameters, as well as all possible complex con- straints. PDL is a step forward towards web services interoperability.

Status of this document

This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation made available for public review.
It is appropriate to reference this document only as a recommended standard that is under review and which may be changed before it is accepted as a full recommendation.



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