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SimpleDALRegExt: Describing Simple Data Access Services
Version 1.0

IVOA Proposed Recommendation 17 May 2012

Interest/Working Group:
Raymond Plante, Jesus Delago, Paul Harrison, Doug Tody, and the IVOA Registry Working Group
Raymond Plante


An application that queries or consumes descriptions of VO resources must be able to recognize a resource's support for standard IVOA protocols. This specification describes how to describe a services that supports four fundemental data access protocols--Simple Cone Search (SCS), Simple Image Access (SIA), Simple Spectral Access (SSA), Simple Line Access (SLA)--using the VOResource XML encoding standard. A key part of this specification is the set of VOResource XML extension schemas that define new metadata that are specific to those protocols. This document describes in particular rules for describing such services within the context of IVOA Registries and data discovery as well as the VO Stadard Interface (VOSI) and service self-description. In particular, this document spells out the essential mark-up needed to identify support for a standard protocol and the base URL required to access the interface that supports that protocol.

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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