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Mike,

Say I have 20 different systems serving digital objects.

There is a single server indexing these 20 systems, say by crawling or
harvesting. The server provides a search interface.

The user performs a search against the search server. The records are
retrieved from the digial object servers.

Why would you want to do this ?. Answer - because if you could do it, it
might allow one to design systems in a different way.

Bill

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Taylor
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Sent: 02/06/03 12:24
Subject: Re: Metaresponse

> Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 09:55:09 +0100
> From: "Oldroyd, Bill" <[log in to unmask]>
>
> > >   http://srw.o-r-g.org:8080/database/?query=rec.id exact "ident1"
>
> > Exactly.
>
> This could be a unique, persistent URI, but I was asking that any
> URI could be used to identify the record, not one requiring a stem
> of the database and command.

Hi Bill.  I'm struggling to understand what difference this makes to
anything -- perhaps you could help us with a usage scenario?

Thanks,

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