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> >Despite the fun I've been having arguing philosophy, I still agree
> >with Matthew that the solution to this particular problem is: "What
> >problem?"
>
> And I agree, to a certain extent.
>
> However, if someone wants to implement something to get back records
> wrapped together, then there should be a recommendation as to how to do
> it.

Yes, that's the point.  Someone is going to ask how to retrieve METS records
(and how to specify in the request how the METS record is to be composed).
It's better that we have this conversation now, and perhaps come up with a
"Best Practice" (there is a "Best Practices" page,
http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/zing/srw/practices.html, so far only one
"Best Practice") than to wait until the question is asked.  That's not to
say that we should anticpate all possible questions, but I do think that
anticpating this one is a reasonable thing to do.

--Ray