[tdwg-tapir] Tapir protocol - Harvest methods?

Phil Cryer Phil.Cryer at mobot.org
Mon Apr 28 22:22:01 CEST 2008

So we have DiGIR running at Mobot for Tropicos data, and clients hit it
to harvest data.  I was just wondering if people are still deploying
DiGIR at all, or are they just using Tapir by default?  It seems to have
taken over for DiGIR, and I want to know if that's a 'standard' that we
should follow.

For testing, yes, we're talking more of performance; make sure our
network and server will handle X load.  So I guess I want to know more
of, how do clients attach to a Tapir server, how do they pull the data
from us?

Sorry if this is such a newbie question, but I can't understand this
aspect from the docs I've read.

Thanks for the reply!


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Subject: Re: [tdwg-tapir] Tapir protocol - Harvest methods?


Is the "DiGIR implementation that you want to move away from" just a 
DiGIR service? Or is it something else?

I would only keep a parallel DiGIR service if there are older clients 
that can only talk to it and for some reason (time/resources) can't 
be updated. I'm not sure if this is your case.

Also, when you said that you want to "test your implementation", did 
you mean that you want to test a TAPIR service, or is it some other 
application based on TAPIR? If you just want to test a TAPIR service, 
you could simply run TapirTester on it instead of developing your own 


Note: If necessary, the existing tests can be improved. New ones can 
also be created (TapirTester is open source).

Hope this helps,

On 28 Apr 2008 at 10:39, Phil Cryer wrote:
> Just starting with Tapir/DiGIR - I have 2 questions:
> * I would like to know if the Tapir protocol is the preferred method 
> over DiGIR. We have a DiGIR implementation that we want to move away 
> from, and bring up a Tapir one in its place. Is this normal, or do 
> organizations run both to facilitate their older clients to do 
> harvesting?
> * What is a method to harvest data from Tapir, and/or DiGIR -we want 
> to do this internally to test our implementation before we open up to 
> the world, how can I do this (we run Windows and Linux as clients)
> Thank you
> Phil
> --
> Phil Cryer
> Open Source Development
> Missouri Botanical Garden

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