Multiple ALTO Resources Query Using Multipart Message
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ALTO WG                                                         J. Zhang
Internet-Draft                                         Tongji University
Intended status: Standards Track                          March 25, 2019
Expires: September 26, 2019

         Multiple ALTO Resources Query Using Multipart Message
                     draft-zhang-alto-multipart-02

Abstract

   Many ALTO use cases involve multiple ALTO information resources like
   different network maps, cost maps and property maps to achieve their
   own specific goals.  To make the ALTO client query them one by one is
   not only inefficient but also error-prone.  The inconsistent
   responses can be performed because of the unstable communication
   environment, and finally conduct the unexpected traffic optimization.
   Further more, some ALTO information resources may have correlation,
   which means one's input parameters may depends on another one's
   response.  To address those issues, some advanced query schema is
   required.  This document proposes an ALTO extension to support the
   multiple ALTO resources query in the single request using the HTTP
   multipart message and the existing JSON query languages.

Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  Resource Query Entry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Resource Response Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.3.  Resource Response Entry Body  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Simple Batch Query  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Properties Constrained Query  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Path Vector Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Design Space of Multipart Resource in ALTO  . . . . . . . . .   6
   6.  Multipart Query Resource  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.1.  Media Type  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.2.  HTTP Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.3.  Capabilities  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.4.  Accept Input Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     6.5.  Uses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.6.  Response  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   7.  Protocol Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     7.1.  Partial Error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     7.2.  Entire Error  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   8.  Incremental Update Integration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   9.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.1.  IRD Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     9.2.  Example 1: Simple Batch Query . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     9.3.  Example 2: Properties Constrained Query . . . . . . . . .  13
     9.4.  Example 3: Path Vector Query  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   10. Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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