Re: URL +1, LSID -1

On 12 Jul 2007, at 17:22, Roderic Page wrote:
> So, you need software that resolves the LSID and retrieves the  
> associated data or metadata. There are several kits that will do  
> this right now (the SourceForge site has Java and Perl code, and I  
> have a PHP client kicking around). LSIDs can be a bit complicated,  
> but at least there is a very explicit protocol for getting the  
> metadata (you don't have to guess, it tells you exactly how to  
> retrieve it).

So what is the advantage of doing all of this effort with this still- 
early-release software instead of using a well-tested HTTP client or  
library, like curl? Isn't half of this just reinventing the wheel,  
when a RESTful webservice knocked up from scratched in a few hours  
would do the same job, if not better?

Stian Soiland, myGrid team
School of Computer Science
The University of Manchester

Received on Monday, 16 July 2007 11:41:07 UTC