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Subject:

Re: June 18 meeting report

From:

Adam Dickmeiss <[log in to unmask]>

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SRU (Search and Retrieve Via URL) Implementors

Date:

Tue, 3 Jul 2007 10:00:21 +0200

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Mike Taylor wrote:
> Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress writes:
> > > ... with the exception of this brain-damage: "It was the
> > > consensus of the meeting that there should be a parameter (in SRU
> > > version 2.0) to specify the requested response schema: SRU, RSS,
> > > ATOM, ext."
How about response schema XML. Or GRS-1? HTTP can return octet streams
just fine.

It will be fun for client developers for sure:-)

/ Adam

> > >
> > > But luckily for everyone who agreed with this idea at the meeting, I
> > > am too tired to fight it.
> >
> > As this is an issue that need not be resoved any time soon (it
> > would be considered within the OASIS work, for SRU 2.0) nobody is
> > suggesting that you not advocate your position, but we (the meeting
> > participants) feel that you haven't articulated any argument - "a
> > tool should do one thing and do it well" (or however you put it)
> > seems at best a non sequitur. We're hoping you will join the TC and
> > that you'll be willing to share your insight on this when it comes
> > up.
>
> Well, as I said, I am too weary to fight this. To me, making the
> change is like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa: self evidently
> The Wrong Thing. But if you are more of a Laughing Cavalier kind of
> guy prefer your paintings to have moustaches, then that is ultimately
> a matter of taste, and nothing I say will persuade you. So let's save
> ourselves the bother by my not trying.
>
> > >> Pairing a modifier from one set with a value from another is not
> > >> a good practice.
> > >
> > > It's not just "not good practice", it's impossible.
> >
> > It's not impossible unless the spec says it's impossible. I'd be
> > happy to add explicit prose to this effect but right now the spec
> > does not preclude this behavior.
>
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/cql/index.html#context
>
> Context sets permit CQL users to create their own
> indexes, relations, relation modifiers and boolean
> modiers without fear of chosing the same name as
> someone else and thereby having an ambiguous
> query. All of these four aspects of CQL must come
> from a context set, however there are rules for
> determining the prevailing default if one is not
> supplied.
>
> Nothing there about relation-modifier values.
>
> _/|_ ___________________________________________________________________
> /o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
> )_v__/\ Growing up is the inevitable process of becoming firstly the
> people our parents warned us about, and then the people that
> the people our parents warned us about, warned us about.
>
>

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