I agree with Mikes suggestion (perhaps that was not clear from my previous mail),
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>OK, last try at this subject. Then I promise to shut up and let you
>decide amongst yourselves.
>Suppose you're writing a server. A client sends a search against a
>CQL prefix "title". Now your back-end configuration doesn't know
>anything about that prefix. All it knows about is "bib.title" and
>"heraldry.title". So what does it do? Well, it could just fault the
>search: that's perfectly legitimate but doesn't strike me as very
>helpful. If you want to make life nice for the poor user (or the poor
>multi-casting search gateway) you'll guess that it probably meant
>bib.title and go ahead on that basis.
>My suggestion is simply this: that we gently encourage servers which
>want to be useful to do so by using DC-like semantics for unqualifed
>prefixes that it doesn't have its own meaning for.
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