Ray Denenberg writes:
> From: SRU (Search and Retrieve Via URL) Implementors [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Mike Taylor
> > The first rule of software tools is that each tool should do one thing
> > well. The same applies to protocols.
> Not taking a position one way or the other, I'm having trouble with
> the analogy - tool and protocol. A hammer, for example does one
> thing well (does other things too but only one thing well), it
> bangs nails. That's it's function. But a protocol may have many
Not a successful one.
> So I think you need to draw out the analogy. What is the "single"
> thing that SRU does (should do) well?
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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