Ray Denenberg writes:
> > I think the mere fact that we are not understanding each other
> > (or purposefully disagreeing) and the dearth of folks who
> > actually need the functionality is reason enough to not
> > complicate the spec by adding it. There is nothing to prevent
> > the one person who wants this ability to add it to their server
> > is there?
> (If I seem to belabor this, it's not because I think this extension
> itself is that important, but there is a larger, philosophical
> issue about how we develop specifications for the at large SRU
> I believe that the SRU implementors group is the appropriate body
> to develop commonly used and extensible specifications and
> extensions for the universe of SRU applications.
I strongly agree. As painful as this particular extension design is
proving to be, I think it's much better to push through with it, if
only to gain a better understanding of how extensions fit into the SRU
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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