When does this error occur when there is only one access pont per database? Or am I
missing new specs for metasearches?
Anyway imo a HTTP 404 should be returned by a webserver when there is no service
related to the request. As soon as you reached an SRU/SRW service a SRW/SRU
diagnostic would give a better indication of the actual error than a http message.
On 16 Dec 2003 at 10:41, Mike Taylor wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 16:54:00 -0500
> > From: "LeVan,Ralph" <[log in to unmask]>
> > What response should I give to an SRU request for a non-existant database?
> We discussed this week or two ago, I think. I favoured just telling
> it like it is: HTTP 404 Not Found. But others had different ideas and
> there was no conclusion.
> There must be prior art for similar URL-based web services?
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