Collaborative Page for the TAP Interface

The Table Access Protocol (TAP) is a second generation DAL interface being developed to provide a general access mechanism for tabular data, including but not limited to astronomical catalogs. TAP is part of the DAL family of data access interfaces.

Work on the TAP VOResource extension schema for registering TAP service (TAPRegExt, recommendation as of 27 August 2012) is also summarized below.

Current TAP Recommendation

As of 27 March 2010 TAP-1.0 is an IVOA Recommendation.

TAP-1.0-Next page to collect proposed features and notes while developing the next revision of the specification. TAP-1_0-Errata page, instead, collects the Errata status for this specific version of the recommendation.

TAP-1.1 Working Draft

Compiled PDF

Volute SVN document source

The TAP-1.1 document source (uses ivoatex) can be found in the volute repo (projects/dal/TAP), e.g. svn checkout

  • TAP-1.1 (DAL internal draft, 2015-05-12): revision 2953

TAP RFC pages

TAP-Related Working Drafts

PQL V0.2 - Current PQL (Parameter Query) Working Draft (2009-05-20)

Earlier TAP working documents

TAP V1.0 - TAP Working Draft (2009-06-07)

TAP V0.5 - TAP Working Draft (2009-05-16)

TAP V0.42 - TAP Working Draft (2009-04-20)

TAP V0.41 - TAP Working Draft (2009-03-17)

TAP V0.4 - TAP Working Draft (February 2009)

PQL V0.1 - Proposed Parameterised Query Language Working Draft (February 2009)

DAL2 Architecture draft - Architecture and standard service profile for the DAL2 familiy of services (draft fall 2008)

TAP V0.31 - TAP Working Draft following Baltimore interop (November 2008)

TAP V0.31 Restructuring - Restructuring suggestions for TAP V0.31 draft

TAP V0.3 - TAP Draft as presented at Baltimore Interop

Other Related Documents

Scope and Role of the TAP Parameter Query (May 2009)

TAP/Param V0.2 - TAP/Param draft (includes TAP/Param functionality). This is based upon the discussions from the tiger team meeting held at JHU in November 2007 (JHU November 2007), as well as follow-on discussions regarding VOSpace integration, multi-region queries, and other topics.

TAP/QL V0.1 - TAP/QL Draft document focused on processing ADQL queries, synchronous and asynchronous execution, integration with other IVOA services and metadata provision using VOSI constructs.

TAP-Related Software

Server-side Tools

Client-side Tools

Registering TAP Services

A VOResource extension schema for registering TAP services is now in development. The current spec only specifies the standardID to use in an otherwise generic <capability> element in the resource record; however, a specialized extension schema will allow for more specific descriptions of how a TAP instance supports the TAP standard; this includes flags that indicate support for ObsCore. Ideas for the needed metadata are being gathered in the TAPRegExt page.

Bottom line: Register your TAP service today, even without TAPRegExt, by using a capability like

<capability standardID="ivo://" xsi:type="tr:TableAccess">
   <interface role="std" xsi:type="vs:ParamHTTP">
     <accessURL use="base">YOUR URL HERE</accessURL>

TAP related IVOA Notes

TAP Meetings

-- KeithNoddle - 04 Dec 2008

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Unknown file formatodt PQL-0.1-20090212.odt manage 49.4 K 2009-03-18 - 16:47 PatrickDowler PQL 0.1 source (OOo3)
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PDFpdf PQL-0.2-20090520.pdf manage 136.0 K 2009-05-22 - 14:59 DougTody PQL 0.2 Draft
PDFpdf TAP-0.4-20090212.pdf manage 288.4 K 2009-02-17 - 16:08 PatrickDowler  
Unknown file formatodt TAP-0.41-20090317.odt manage 72.7 K 2009-03-18 - 16:34 PatrickDowler TAP 0.41 source document (OOo3)
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Unknown file formatodt TAP-0.42-20090420.odt manage 75.2 K 2009-04-21 - 06:58 PatrickDowler TAP 0.42 source document (OOo3)
PDFpdf TAP-0.42-20090420.pdf manage 383.4 K 2009-04-21 - 06:57 PatrickDowler  
Unknown file formatodt TAP-0.5.odt manage 73.0 K 2009-05-16 - 17:15 PatrickDowler TAP 0.5 source (OOo3)
PDFpdf TAP-0.5.pdf manage 371.2 K 2009-05-16 - 17:14 PatrickDowler  
PDFpdf TAP-1.1-20150512.pdf manage 361.6 K 2015-05-12 - 14:50 MarcoMolinaro  
PDFpdf TAP-v0.3.pdf manage 760.0 K 2008-10-30 - 15:18 GuyRixon Merged TAP working draft from October 2008
Unknown file formatodt WD-TAP-1.0-20090607.odt manage 70.3 K 2009-06-10 - 21:42 PatrickDowler WD-TAP-1.0 source(OOo3)
PDFpdf tap-v0.2.pdf manage 103.8 K 2008-05-15 - 03:26 DougTody TAP V0.2 Working Draft (with TAP/Param support)
Topic revision: r46 - 2018-04-18 - MarcoMolinaro
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