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  • From: Ian Young <>
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  • Subject: Re: [Metadata-Support] Metadata changes on
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 15:09:16 +0000

> On 19 Feb 2016, at 14:16, Scott Koranda
> <>
> wrote:
> Tom and Ian,
> My naive understanding is that the MDQ includes a query type that
> essentially delivers the equivalent of the current static
> metadata aggregate.
> Is that correct?

The spec says that if you do a GET at .../entities (instead of
.../entities/entityName), you get an aggregate with all of the entities in
it, yes. It's also potentially valid to assign other identifiers to arbitrary
collections, so locations like .../entities/all-entities.xml can be made
valid (that's an "entity name" of "all-entities.xml", just to be clear).

The intention of having that in the spec was to allow a transition from
aggregate to per-entity metadata at a single location.

> If so, could you transparently deliver from the same URL the
> same "static" aggregate using the MDQ?

One difference would be with respect to signatures. The static aggregates are
signed using an offline key, the per-entity metadata and the /entities
aggregate on mdq-beta are signed online using a different key at present.

-- Ian

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