> Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:55:17 -0500
> From: Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]>
> > http://curtis.med.yale.edu/dchud/log/project/linkstack/more-unalog-
> > search-with-opensearch-and-content-indexing
> The three bullet points at the bottom of the blog summarize the
> author's experience:
> * The mess that is the SRW/U specs slows adoption
> * The lack of an OAI-PMH-esque testing tool makes "compliance"
> difficult to test
> * The absence of a public-facing a9-style SRW/U clearinghouse
> limits its potential impact significantly
> These points echo tasks the group articulated as "next steps" in
> regards to adoption. See:
Yes. The infuriating thing is that there is _nothing_ hard about any
of this. Given the funding it would take maybe two months tops to
resolve all three of these problems -- nailed. But because (unlike
OpenSearch) no single big company is sufficiently committed to SRU to
make it happen, we still struggle.
For what it's worth, I thought the blog was very good; spot on, in
fact. It hurt to read, but stung worse because I felt its justice.
What hurt most was that the superficial problems with SRU completely
hid its order-of-magnitude technical superiority from the blogger.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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