Robert Sanderson wrote:
> That's not strictly correct. I could not want to be returned any records,
> but still want a result set.
> For example:
> I want to do some operation on two result sets. I search for them,
> requesting 0 records in response. Then do the operation on the
> resultsets, and ask for 10 records in response. Rather than just
> discarding the records from the first two searches, it should be possible
> to have a result set created when 0 records are requested.
Not only possible: it's a fundamental premise of Z39.50, that you can do a
search and find out the number of hits, before deciding whether to retrieve.
As far as I'm concerned it's just as fundamental in srw.