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> From: Z39.50 Next-Generation Initiative [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
> Dr Robert Sanderson
> There are two related proposals:
> 1: A way to match every single record
I suggest cql.alwaysMatches="*" as one simple implementation will cause
the creation of a real index with some canned value and we can't predict
what that value might be. So, a wildcard is the best way to find it.
> 2: A way to match every record that has a value for a given index
I definitely prefer cql.<whateverIndex>="*"
But, it strikes me that that solution assumes I've extracted keywords
from that index. What if it is a string index? Will we require that
they use cql.<whateverIndex> exact "*"?
I'm not offended by this, I'm just looking for clarification. It is
definitely the case that I will fail the equals query if I only support
exact searches for that index.