> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 11:46:29 +0000
> From: Robert Sanderson <[log in to unmask]>
> > It sounds like you're slipping from context sets into profiles.
> That was my initial thought, but there's no way to say 'this conforms to X
> profile' (outside of an extraData element).
> But if a relation modifier (for example) simply requires extra data to be
> returned for it to be useful, why does the client also have to request
> that extra data separately?
> If the server doesn't understand the relation modifier, then it will
> error, unlike not understood extensions, so there's no problem there.
I am inclined to agree, even though it makes me uneasy. I think we
should all be careful to bear Ralph's warning in mind as we design
these babies, though: let's not slip from context-sets to profiles
BTW., this is a distinction I've kept very clear in a piece of recent
work that I've announced publicly until now, but what the heck: the
SRW version of the Zthes profile, which is now available at
All comments are welcome.
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