I don't support these 2 premises. I like the fact that a client can
discover how to configure itself through a nice and simple explain but I
don't think that it should be mandatory to do so. I'd like to give
developers a reasonably complete and stable list of codes.
Being able to send the same search to different systems is important,
however "identical string" is going too far but we should strive for it.
From: Ray Denenberg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, 2 May 2002 15:48
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Ralph's Premises
> No! The Explain service will say waht prefix is expected!
Ralph, I think that you are holding firm on two premises that I don't think
yet have consensus on:
1. That Explain will be a prerequisite to doing anything useful in srw.
2. That being able to send the same search (i.e. identical string) to
different systems is not important.
You might be right on both counts, but I think it's time we put these
to the test.
I request that others on this list weigh in on these two premises.