> Sorry, but the ZIG has spent the last five or six years recovering from the
> problems caused when we originally did that. Clients would sent me an
> Author search. I didn't have an Author index, but I did have a Names index.
> So I turned the Author search into a Name search because bad results are
> better than no results.
> The ZIG played with the idea of semantic switches that would permit or
> forbid that kind of stuff and we have finally settled on flat forbidding it.
> Let's not recapitulate that process in SRW!
That's convincing enough for me, and I retract my earlier acceptance of the idea
of a non-prefixed list. I would go so far as to support the idea that a prefix
need not be mandated by the cql syntax, but is encouraged, and that we give no
guidance whatever about what to do if there is none, and that we don't define a
list of non-prefixed indexes.