At 09:27 AM 12/14/2004, Hedzer Westra wrote:
> > I notice that one of the features mentioned in the proposed Adlib base
>profile is "the SRU protocol, i.e., HTTP
> > GET/POST CGI requests".
>Yes, that's true. Mostly because the SRU server was implemented inside
>the Adlib Internet Server (which also handles OAI, Adlib searches, image
>resizing, etc.). The infrastructure has code that makes dealing with
>POST and GET one and the same thing for the upper layers, so this wasn't
>a thing I spent a second even thinking about...
> > This reminds me of a discussion I had with Adam and some other Index
>Data people a few days ago: is it possible
> > to POST an SRU request instead of GETting it? It seems to me that it
>_should_ be, but there are pragmatic
> > reason[s] why it might not be the best thing.
>What reasons are there for not allowing it, then? I'm all for allowing
>it (mostly because of the GET length problem).
I would like to advocate for specifying POST as well as GET.
I know that geospatial searches can get pretty long.