> So is this "window into the dictionary of query terms" allowed to contain
> references? If not, then it's no use to me. That's not to imply that a
> server is REQUIRED to provide references, just that if the references are
> there, the service should enable them to be carried.
Can you explain further what you mean by 'reference'? Do you mean
> it needs to subsume the behaviour of scan too. I don't see these services
> as being as fundamentally different as Ralph seems to.
It's not that they're fundamentally different -- more that the basic scan
can be extended when the terms are from a controlled vocabulary to do
other things as well. That the Jannfier/Joe scan is a superset of the
What I'd like to avoid is to put too much into scan that can be duplicated
with a second search or scan, if the server can tell the client about the
second location. This could be in Explain or in the scanResponse, but I
would rather it be done manually, not automatically.
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