Re: [core] Links, hosts, and resource directories

Klaus Hartke <> Tue, 30 October 2018 16:29 UTC

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Subject: Re: [core] Links, hosts, and resource directories
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Peter van der Stok wrote:
> I am not clear what your suggestion is.
> The registration is a concept local to the resource directory.
> Indeed, the registration contains information about resources located at other servers than the Resource Directory.
> Where is this text misleading? I will be happy to remove confusions.

I'm requesting clarification on how these registrations look like. The
introduction is giving the impression that the server is managing
registrations as a "directory of resources", while the remaining draft
is giving more the impression of a "directory of links", which is
contradicted by the interop spec that again is giving the impression
of a "directory of resources" but not consistently. In particular, I'm
confused by the two examples from the interop spec that Jim tried to
translate [1] to CoRAL, as these don't look like something a server
would ever generate and thus are not very illuminative when translated.