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  1. Data Management
  2. DM-18702

Propose a modern, DataLink-friendly parameter-driven DALI service for catalog queries

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      This ticket asks for a design proposal for a new IVOA DALI-style service to perform catalog queries that has essentially the same relationship to TAP that SIAv2 has to ObsTAP. It would be a modern successor to Simple Cone Search (SCS), but more importantly is meant to be a DataLink-friendly service for performing follow-on catalog searches based on catalog search results.

      The raison d'etre of this proposal is that it is very difficult to use a TAP service as a service-descriptor-based DataLink follow-on, because unless a column in a search result includes a full ADQL query text as its value, there's no way to construct a TAP query from a simple column value.

      It is always possible for a data publisher to define a publisher-specific DALI-style service, documented in a DataLink service descriptor, to satisfy its needs for follow-on queries (e.g., a DALI service for returning a light curve from an object ID obtained in another table). But it seems likely that interoperability would be enhanced by making available a standard framework for the definition of such a service.

      This may be interesting to discuss within the NAVO DataLink group before presenting to an IVOA meeting.

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              gpdf Gregory Dubois-Felsmann
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              gpdf Gregory Dubois-Felsmann
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              Emmanuel Joliet, Gregory Dubois-Felsmann, Serge Monkewitz, Vandana Desai
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