#1336 closed defect (fixed)

WCST should throw an error or rename the rasdaman collection when coverage name contains a "-"

Reported by: mdumitru Owned by: vmerticariu
Priority: minor Milestone: 10.0
Component: petascope Version: development
Keywords: Cc: pbaumann
Complexity: Easy


Rasdaman does not support collection names that contain "-" (e.g. "My-Collection").
However WCST accepts this as a valid coverage name, in WCS coverageId is of type NCName (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1631396/what-is-an-xsncname-type-and-when-should-it-be-used) which seems to support "-".

Idea 1: Rename the rasdaman collection to something containing "_" instead of "-".

Idea 2: Reject coverages with names containing "-"

@Peter, Vlad: which one should it be?

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by dmisev

Voting for 1

comment:2 Changed 16 months ago by pbaumann

rasql level:
This was an early-on decision to make parsing easier (eg, is "a-1" an expression or a name?).
With today's technology that should be easier to resolve, therefore: should we rethink collection names altogether, relaxing to more general names? Some people like to have ":" and other strange beasts in a name...

coverage level:
as per the coverage standard, a coverage id is an NCName which is [_a-zA-Z][_a-zA-Z0-9], so by way of GML even more restrictive. It is just our implementation that allows it.
Note, though, that CIS 1.1 will allow more general naming indeed, liberating from GML restrictions when other encodings such as JSON are used -> we may want to be more generic.

Bottom line, my view:

  • answer 1: for now, users should only create valid coverage names; auto renaming adds complexity for the users, that's dangerous.
  • answer 2: medium range, we should streamline WCS-T and rasql, also in view of CIS 1.1.
Last edited 16 months ago by pbaumann (previous) (diff)

comment:3 Changed 16 months ago by mdumitru

NCName allows "-", see here http://books.xmlschemata.org/relaxng/ch19-77215.html so it is a valid coverage name.

comment:4 Changed 16 months ago by pbaumann

oops, my bad. Withdrawing all "-" related positions.

comment:5 Changed 12 months ago by dmisev

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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