The specific value of 404 in the diagnostic was meant as a joke! You guys
said return a 404 and I did.
From: Mike Taylor [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2003 10:20 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: No such database diagnostic
> Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 08:40:14 -0500
> From: "LeVan,Ralph" <[log in to unmask]>
> > http://alcme.oclc.org/srw/search/bob/SearchRetrieveService?query=dog
> > That returns unknown SRW diagnostic 404.
> Exactly what I intended. Of course, I would prefer an SRW
> diagnostic code.
Let's get this straight: there is current no "not found" SRW
diagnostic, so you're just using and HTTP error code instead?
Sheesh. Why not save two bytes and use errno 2 (ENOENT)?
(Please tell me I am misunderstanding this.)
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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