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On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Ray Denenberg wrote:
> Robert Sanderson wrote:
> > I want to do some operation on two result sets.  I search for them,
> > requesting 0 records in response.  Then do the operation on the
> > resultsets, and ask for 10 records in response. Rather than just
> > discarding the records from the first two searches, it should be possible
> > to have a result set created when 0 records are requested.
>
> Not only possible: it's a fundamental premise of Z39.50, that you can do a
> search and find out the number of hits, before deciding whether to retrieve.
> As far as I'm concerned it's just as fundamental in srw.

I expected so :) Just wanted to give a case where 0 records were requested
but a result set was still wanted.

Rob

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