[OSGeo-Standards] Was: "file" formats. Is: GeoWeb

Baumann, Peter p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Thu Jul 11 08:54:33 PDT 2013

hm, then we are out of the world of imagery - links embedded in NetCDF files is not the use case we have.
Actually, this view of the Web at large points to graph-oriented structures - one of the core data structures relevant in our times. However, another fundamental structure is that of a multi-dimensional array. This structure is not supported very much these days.


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From: Rushforth, Peter [Peter.Rushforth at NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:26 PM
To: Baumann, Peter
Cc: Raj Singh; standards at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: RE: [OSGeo-Standards] Was: "file" formats.  Is: GeoWeb

> now I'm puzzled - so you say REST = http,

No, I don't.

> and any http
> request is RESTful?

No:  Hypertext is the key ingredient in REST.  It doesn't matter what the
protocol is, in fact, if the links are embedded in hypertext.  And, what
matters is that the links represent *relationships* between resources.  Not
the format of the link itself.

Does that help?


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