TAP-1.1 PR is now available

Patrick Dowler pdowler.cadc at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 20:48:59 CEST 2017

I agree that it would be nice for citations in the text to have a nice
short name and I guess I could just manually type it before the
\citep... maybe that's what I am supposed to do. Markus? And I could
reduce the number of times I use \citep to 1 per major section (the


On 8 September 2017 at 04:04, Mark Taylor <m.b.taylor at bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
> A couple more comments on PR-TAP-1.1-2017-08-30:
> First, in section 4.3 the indexed, principal and std columns have
> now been changed to integer rather than boolean values following
> my earlier comments - thanks.  However, the text does not explain
> how these integers are to be interpreted as flags.  Somewhere it
> should make explicit that these columns must have values 1/0 to
> indicate true/false.
> Second, I already commented on TAP-1.1-20170707-WD:
> On Wed, 19 Jul 2017, Mark Taylor wrote:
>> Reference style:
>>    The text has quite a few references like "As required by
>>    (Dowler and Demleitner et al., 2013)".  It would be a bit more
>>    readable to see "As required by DALI 1.0" (possibly followed by
>>    a reference).  I'm not sure if that's something that can be
>>    handled at that ivoatex level?  Anyway not essential.
> and I don't think these have been changed.  To the extent that's
> a stylistic decision, fair enough.
> However in some cases this is more than an annoyance.
> For instance at the start of Section 3 of the PR:
>    "The (Ochsenbein and Williams et al., 2013) format is the standard
>     format for output (query results) and input (table upload) ..."
> is more difficult to understand than
>    "The VOTable format is the standard format ..."
> but it also seems to suggest that version 1.3 of the VOTable standard
> is mandated.  I don't think that's intended - is it?
> There are some other places in the text where similar comments apply.
> Mark
> On Fri, 1 Sep 2017, Marco Molinaro wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> this is to inform you that the
>> TAP-1.1 Proposed Recommendation
>> has been uploaded on the IVOA
>> Documents repository, see
>> http://www.ivoa.net/documents/TAP/20170830/
>> Please review and comment it (or continue to do so)
>> in view of the RFC period that should start in the
>> second half of September.
>> Cheers,
>>      François, Marco, Pat
> --
> Mark Taylor   Astronomical Programmer   Physics, Bristol University, UK
> m.b.taylor at bris.ac.uk +44-117-9288776  http://www.star.bris.ac.uk/~mbt/

Patrick Dowler
Canadian Astronomy Data Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada

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