[DAS2] Questions on the DAS2 spec
ed_erwin at affymetrix.com
Thu May 5 17:26:02 UTC 2005
I recently re-read the document
It is looking pretty good. But there were areas that I didn't
understand, and others that I want to comment on. I'll post my
questions/comments one-per-email to make discussion easier.
First issue: I'd like to clear-up the requirements for the base URL.
All URL examples begin something like this:
Is it permissable for "server" to contain "/" characters?
Is it permissable to use "https://" instead of "http://"
Is it really required that the string "/das/" be part of the url?
It would be useful, mainly for testing purposes, to be able to run
multiple DAS2 servers on a single IP address, like this:
Thus "server" needs to be able to include un-escaped "/" characters, and
maybe even ":" for designating ports. Maybe that was already intended,
but there are no such examples given in the spec.
I'd rather replace all the URL examples with
where urlbase can contain "/" and does not necessarily have to include
the string "/das/". In particular, some places that already have a DAS1
server running on "/das" may want to use "/das2" for any new server.
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