On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, Matthew J. Dovey wrote:
> > wonder whether there are existing guidelines to cover such things?
> Well, the guidelines are that you use an XML parser that follows the
> normal rules for handling XML namespaces in which case it doesn't matter
> want form you use...
Regardless of the recordPacking=string issue which really makes this a non
issue, in my opinion records should stand alone regardless of how you
extract them from their SRW/U wrapper, and how you extract that from the
SOAP wrapper in SRW.
If someone wants to write a regular expression client that just rips
out the contents of <recordData>, then they should be able to, rather than
having to waste time turning the entire thing into a DOM tree and pulling
out nodes, then re-serialising them back into their original form just to
ensure that namespace mappings get copied.
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