> > I hate to suggest it, but am going to anyway... what about a diagnostic as
> > well as the records? As discussed there are fatal and non fatal
> > conditions, and this strikes me as a good non fatal one.
> > You asked for 100000 records, but I'm not insane, here's 50 and a
> > diagnostic to say that 50 is my maximum records retreivable at once.
> No problem there. You can always send a non-fatal diagnostic, as many as you
> want. (And we don't classify diagnostics as fatal or non-fatal -- that is,
> a given diagnostic may be used in one circumstance as non-fatal and in
> another as fatal).
Right, so we can return diagnostic 12 /and/ the records. Some
implementations might see 12 as fatal and not return any records, but that
would be their choice. Other servers can return the records without a
Not very deterministic as far as a response goes, but the most useful I
think in terms of allowing servers to 'do the right thing' as appropriate
to the server.
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