Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress writes:
> > What's the use case? I seem to remember sitting in Hotel bar in
> > the Hague with you, Rob and I think Matthew, and concluding that
> > this was a red herring.
> No, Mike, we have to refresh your memory on that discussion. The
> "red herring" was to develop openURL indexes, which was the
> original proposal. So we dropped that idea.
That certainly sounds familiar (and sensible).
> The conclusion - among you, Rob, Matthew, and me -- was that
> instead we should define a mapping between the bibliographic
> indexes and the openURL keys.
Ooohhhkay, got you. So the purpose the document you're asking for
comments on is to guide the implementors of OpenURL resolvers in how
they should formulate SRU queries in order to resolve the OpenURLs
they have been given.
OK, that makes sense.
But resolver writers WILL use dc.creator="george orwell", whatever the
profile says. (I know I will, because no SRU servers will support the
profile, and they will all support dc.creator).
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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