On Fri, 17 Dec 2004, Matthew J. Dovey wrote:
>>> So if adopted in SRU/W, we would publish the Explain endpoint, and
>>> that would give us whether we supported SRU (and its endpoint), SRW
>>> (and its endpoint), Update (and its endpoint), etc...
>> Yep, that's all sound.
> Although on rereading, I realise that you agreed that the *Explain*
> operation should return the multiple endpoints rather than that the
> ZeeRex record returned by the Explain operation should, and hence an
> alternative approach would be to modify the explain operation to return
> multiple Explain records (at present it can only return one).
Err, it doesn't even say that, I don't think.
Why would one endpoint reply with information about other endpoints that
have their own explain operations, explain records and potentially
divergent service descriptions?
For example, if you support SRW over email, that would have its own
Explain record which was retrieved using the explain operation in whatever
way you send requests to the emailing server.
If you need to advertise other services, use the <links> structure in
<databaseInfo> That's what it's for.
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