At 22:37 17-09-2003 +0100, Matthew J. Dovey wrote:
>(Of course at this point you might start thinking about asynchronous
>responses to requests, but asynchronous SOAP services are a whole new
>area, that I'd suggest leaving for at least SRW 1.2 whilst the standards
Yes. From the Metasearch *provider's* perspective, the lack of asynchronous
operations is the major drawback of the bundling/serializing approach...
when you *can* operate in parallel, it's hard to justify moving to a
synchronous approach just to please an information vendor. That's why the
standards issue is only a component of a greater relationship that involves
trust and mutual commitments.
Sebastian Hammer, Index Data <http://www.indexdata.dk/>
Ph: +45 3341 0100, Fax: +45 3341 0101