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Mike Taylor wrote:
> Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress writes:
>  > > ... with the exception of this brain-damage: "It was the
>  > > consensus of the meeting that there should be a parameter (in SRU
>  > > version 2.0) to specify the requested response schema: SRU, RSS,
>  > > ATOM, ext."
How about response schema XML. Or GRS-1? HTTP can return octet streams 
just fine.

It will be fun for client developers for sure:-)

/ Adam

>  > >
>  > > But luckily for everyone who agreed with this idea at the meeting, I
>  > > am too tired to fight it.
>  > 
>  > As this is an issue that need not be resoved any time soon (it
>  > would be considered within the OASIS work, for SRU 2.0) nobody is
>  > suggesting that you not advocate your position, but we (the meeting
>  > participants) feel that you haven't articulated any argument - "a
>  > tool should do one thing and do it well" (or however you put it)
>  > seems at best a non sequitur. We're hoping you will join the TC and
>  > that you'll be willing to share your insight on this when it comes
>  > up.
> 
> Well, as I said, I am too weary to fight this.  To me, making the
> change is like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa: self evidently
> The Wrong Thing.  But if you are more of a Laughing Cavalier kind of
> guy prefer your paintings to have moustaches, then that is ultimately
> a matter of taste, and nothing I say will persuade you.  So let's save
> ourselves the bother by my not trying.
> 
>  > >> Pairing a modifier from one set with a value from another is not
>  > >> a good practice.
>  > >
>  > > It's not just "not good practice", it's impossible.
>  > 
>  > It's not impossible unless the spec says it's impossible.  I'd be
>  > happy to add explicit prose to this effect but right now the spec
>  > does not preclude this behavior.
> 
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/cql/index.html#context
> 
> 	Context sets permit CQL users to create their own
> 	indexes, relations, relation modifiers and boolean
> 	modiers without fear of chosing the same name as
> 	someone else and thereby having an ambiguous
> 	query.  All of these four aspects of CQL must come
> 	from a context set, however there are rules for
> 	determining the prevailing default if one is not
> 	supplied.
> 
> Nothing there about relation-modifier values.
> 
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