ready Space-Time Coordinate Metadata Linear String Implementation


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The Space-Time Coordinate Metadata Linear String Implementation (STC-S) standard defines a linear string serialization that allows a simple specification of STC metadata for a subset of the STC model. The STC metadata design for the Virtual Observatory has been implemented in XML Schema. That design is complete and self-consistent, but may seem bewilderingly complex to the novice user; and, anyway, XML certainly does not lend itself to easy human readability. There is an obvious need for a syntax that allows humans to specify and interpret STC metadata objects in a way that is as intuitive as possible without being sloppy – essentially a minimalist approach. This is especially true for queries and resource descriptions. A linear string representation provides a standard serialization that will achieve that purpose; this is STC-S.

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Record added: March 16, 2018, 7:49 p.m.
Record updated: March 16, 2018, 7:49 p.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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