Subject: Re: [search-ws] RE: APP?
Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress wrote: > Yes Farrukh I think you misunderstood. His suggestion is to scrap SRU, > start over and build a protocol based on the Atom Publishing Protocol. > > I think that this notion about starting from scratch needs some strong > clarification. We now have 20-25 years of intellectual capital accrued in > Z39.50 including the past seven years with sru/srw. We are not starting from > scratch. > +1 on above. We need to improve upon past work and not start from scratch. Otherwise we will just build another set of new issues. The only reason to start from scratch would be if there was nothing good available and that is not true with SRU/Z39.50. > (The issue of response format is relatively minor in comparison, and one > that we will resolve without too much trouble I think. I'm going to post a > proposal on that soon, I hope.) > +1. I hope your proposal would take into account the proposal I have made already on this issue. Here is a brief summary of main point: * Use ATOM feed format as default, required canonical response format * If we decide to keep old response format then it should be optional and marked deprecated and meant only for legacy clients Thanks. -- Regards, Farrukh Najmi Web: http://www.wellfleetsoftware.com