Tuesday, December 14, 2004

The Registry

After coffee we moved on from Workflows, and Elizabeth Auden taked to us about the Registry. Elizabeth took us through the registry portal and showed us how it worked.

At the moment it looks like a fairly primitive interface into a the registry, with a lot of raw XML getting displayed along side what look to be raw Java error messages when, for instance, the XML fails to validate. On the other hand it all looks much improved. To be honest the output of the registries was never really supposed to be seen by humans, it was supposed to be consumed at the software level, so maybe the primitive portal interface really isn't a major problem here...