> Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 19:34:17 +0100
> From: Robert Sanderson <[log in to unmask]>
> > Allowing any URI to identify a record allows for example the
> > database query URI to be different from the full record URI to the
> > extent that they came from totally separate servers, or of a
> > different form e.g. an URN, NBN, DOI.
> There's nothing preventing the rec.id from taking the form of a URI.
That's true, technically; but I don't feel that it's in the spirit of
what we normally mean by a unique ID.
> > I agree, record metadata would need to contain an element that meant "this
> > is the persistent URI for this record". I believe it would be better to
> > fetch records on the basis of this element rather than record x in result
> > set y.
> Certainly :)
> I don't think that anyone disagrees with this position, it's just how it's
> implemented within SRW. As I've already argued, we have the ability to
> request records by a persistant unique identifier already, so I don't see
> a need for additional specific parameters.
I agree totally.
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