On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 10:41:12 +0200, Theo van Veen wrote:
>The numberOfRecords is used for 2 purposes:
>1) presentation for the user
>2) to let the client check if browsing to the next records makes sense
>Wouldn't it be much simpler to use the contents of numberOfRecords to
>indicate that there the number or exact number is unknown rather than
>introducing a new extension and diagnostic?
>It seems overkill to me to introduce an extension to let the client say
>"I don't care if numberOfRecords is not available": the only effect is
>suppressing the diagnostic.
I'm not sure that I understand your point. However if you want to build an
effective "stateless" server then there is a point in enabling the client
to keep the state of the "numberOfRecords" between the pages and not
burden the server with that. You need an informed client to make use of
On the other hand, I am almost ready building my caching support for my
server (caching of "sql used+numberOfRecords") so don't change anything
because of me :).