At Wed, 5 Dec 2007 19:53:10 -0500,
Ray Denenberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >Like... who is the author of a search result?
> And who is the author of an ATOM feed? If the ATOM standard makes author
> mandatory, and expects that a meaningful author must always be supplied,
> then I have less regard for the "good faith" principle than I've expressed
> earlier. For author I would have no regrets saying put in the string
Whether or not atom responses are specified, I’d suggest that the wrong
path is being followed here.
Here is what I would imagine an atom entry in response to an search
would look like.
<atom:title>The ragged trousered philanthropists</atom:title>
<atom:summary>Tressell’s 1914 novel about class struggle in Britain
at the beginning of the 20th century.</atom:summary>
<dc:publisher>London, G. Richards</dc:publisher>
If you can’t specify the semantics and data model such that SRU atom
entries look like (more or less) normal atom entries, I fail to see
the point of using atom at all. If you shove everything of interest
into atom:content, you miss the advantages of using atom at all.
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