Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress writes:
> Thank you Mike. A few points:
> (1) I had assumed that Ralph was suggesting that the ability to
> request record metadata be elevated to a first-level parameter, but
> I may have misunderstood so let's assume your interpretation.
> (2) The ability to retrieve a record's metadata according to a
> specific metadata schema already exists. You just retrieve that
> record and name that schema in the record schema parameter
> (granted, that doesn't allow you to get both the record data and
> its metadata at the same time, you need two requests - not a big
Ha! I hadn't spotted that. Nice observation.
> So I agree with you that in this extension we are developing, the
> ability to name a schema is overkill.
> > I would also prefer that the metadata extension be self-contained,
> > which means defining something like:
> > &x-info-99-metadata=1
> What does "1" signify here?
It just means "yes" or "true". Maybe it would be more explicit to say:
? Do we have any precedent for true/false values in SRU extension
> (4) I agree with Rob (actually with all three of you perhaps) that
> this should not be overloaded onto the accept extension, which has
> "accept" semantics, when what we are talking about is "request"
> So I think we're nearly in synch.
Looks that way!
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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