> > 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?