I'm going to believe that that is a good thing, Sebastian, though not so
much of the old age please! It did give me a chance to add a subject line
which I forgot the first time. (No 'senior moment' comments please.)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Z39.50 Next-Generation Initiative [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of
> Sebastian Hammer
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 5:48 PM
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> I do believe Peter is getting all warm and fuzzy-like in his old
> age. Good
> for you, Peter!
> At 05:19 PM 10/12/2005 -0600, Peter Noerr wrote:
> >A probably really dumb question:
> >A partner of ours wants to use a URL as a "dc:identifier" for
> their records.
> >No problem so far this is one of the recommended values. They
> want it to be
> >used as the link to read the record. Also no problem .
> >However as a metasearch engine we need to be able to identify
> that it is a
> >URL and a link within a set of records from a number of different Sources
> >(for the sake of being awkward - like real life - assume all are
> queried via
> >SRU and are returning records in simple DC). They don't want to go beyond
> >using simple DC, so qualification is not an option. Using a
> "urn:url" type
> >namespace identifier would work. If everybody used it, which
> they won't, we
> >would be home free. [What is the 'namespace' identifier for a
> URL when used
> >within the DC set in SRU anyway? ISSNs ("urn:issn:") and DOIs
> >are all listed, but URLs are not]
> >Are we limited to detecting "http://" and deducing that it is
> not an ISBN?
> >Of course some will start "www." and others will be just
> >So this is a bit of a nightmare.
> >I don't want to have to produce hard coded variants of our SRU
> Connector to
> >handle this sort of issue. I want to keep a single Connector which is
> >configured for different Sources - if it has to be. The less
> variation there
> >is the less configuration there is and the more likely things
> are to work.
> >So the (main) dumb question is: How do they put this link URL in
> a returned
> >record in simple DC in a way that it can be recognized by dumb computer
> >programs? Or are we stuck with configuration?
> >Dr Peter Noerr
> >Chief Technical Officer
> >Museglobal, Inc.
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> >fax: +1 801 208 1889
> >cell:+1 801 910 4912
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> Sebastian Hammer, Index Data, www.indexdata.com
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