(Hopefully this formats
Ross Singer initiated this discussion, first
on code4lib, and subseqently (at my suggestion) here and on
Unfortunately it caught on only on code4lib, and the
thread there quickly degenerated into incoherence. I
request that we discuss the issue here, and/or OpenURL (and not
on the code4lib list) and preferably on one list only,
and my preference would be here.
The issue, synthesizing
SRU has an XML schema registry at
it includes (but is not limited to) XML
OpenURL and SRU are using different info URIs to describe
the same things.
Is it possible/feasible to agree on one
or the other, or will (must) we continue to use the SRU-registry identifiers for
SRU and the OpenURL registry identifiers for OpenURL?
From my point
of view we would need to come to agreement (if any) on this fast (at least
agreement in principle), because of a number of initiatives currently in
progress, and if we can't then we would just keep using thedual systems.
(I really do strongly request that we resist the
temptation to take this thread off-course, like making absurd suggestions that
the identifer for a schema should be its namespace URI. If you want to
talk about that, please initiate a new thread.)