Sorry, but I don't see a mechanism where this can happen. SRW searches
can't be sent, unchanged, to multiple servers for exactly the same reasons
that it doesn't work in classic Z39.50. Different servers provide different
access points to their data. In classic Z39.50, that means different
attribute combinations. In SRW, that means different indexes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Denenberg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 12:01 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: CQL - what do people want?
> "LeVan,Ralph" wrote:
> > > Do people want to be able to take one query and issue it against
> > > multiple collections without change?
> > I don't think so. All our queries are explicitly against a
> single database.
> Ralph, I think your response is a bit terse and oblique.
> Alan's question merits
> careful consideration, if I understand it. SRW queries are
> against a single
> database, but I'm not sure what's the relevance of that to
> the question. Z39.50
> queries are against a single server (as opposed to a single
> database) but Z39.50
> has tried to evolve into a protocol that supports distributed
> searching. One
> reason that it hasn't had as much success as we'd hoped is
> that queries have to
> be tailored; they can't in general be issued to multiple
> servers without
> change. The question Alan is asking is, how important will
> that property be for
> cql. So, Ralph, are you saying that the ability to develop
> applications that do
> distributed searching based on CQL isn't important?