Re: [thredds] nco as a web service

> If 20% of the request will require a POST,  then my client needs to code
> for that.  Again, I give the Matlab example,  I can no longer count on
> using "url.write".   Also, while I have seen a number of "implementations"
> of some OGC services that use GET, the standard usually calls for a POST.
>  If i don't write to the standard, then it is no longer a standard.    IOOS
> ran into this with their initial SOS service, they created a GET version,
> but then of course this no longer followed the SOS standard at that time
>
>
I think we're barking up the wrong tree here. You can fit a whole  lot of
parameters into a standard GET request, e.g., here is an image generated by
RAMADDA's IDV grid displays plugin:
http://ramadda.org/repository/entry/show/gfs80.gif?idv.action=action.makeimage&width=650&levels0=3&height=400&c_int0=5.0&mapcolor=ff0000&times0=0&c_b0=0.0&s_p0=top&param=Temperature&ct0=Blues&c_w0=1&f_sk0=0&wireframe=true&latlon.visible=true&proj=US%3ECONUS&submit=Make+Image&r_mx0=45.0&output=idv.grid&mapwidth=2&c_mx0=45.0&unit0=celsius&dsp0=planviewcolor&product=product.image&f_d0=1&maps=%2Fauxdata%2Fmaps%2FOUTLUSAM&entryid=b835f612-5975-468f-86af-16e1a8e25219&r_mn0=-90.0&dll0=hello&backgroundimage=fixed-bluemarble&f_s0=4&zoom=0.7&c_mn0=-90.0&c_l0=true&bg=ffffff&latlon.spacing=30

(source is here:
http://ramadda.org/repository/entry/show?entryid=b835f612-5975-468f-86af-16e1a8e25219&output=idv.grid
)

Most likely people doing service requests to a data server are going to
need to specify far fewer parameters.

-Jeff