> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 11:19:47 +0200
> From: Theo van Veen <[log in to unmask]>
> I would like to propose the addition of some reserved tags in SRW at
> the level of <SRW:records> to allow for unsollicited response items
> like fuzzy match terms and an index scan.
(Sorry, Theo. It's a dirty job but someone's got to do it.)
I propose that we do no such thing. Once more, the lesson from a
decade of Z39.50 is that, in order to achieve _meaningful_
interoperability -- that is, something you can use for finding useful
stuff rather than merely for throwing demos together -- we need _more_
precision and rigidity, not less.
> An example will be search for any and let the server return how many
> hits there are for each index.
Good gracious gravy, man, NOOOooooOOoOOO! :-~
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