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Subject: Re: [search-ws] eliminate version parameter

Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress wrote:
> Note the suggestion on the SRU list to drop the version parameter.   I
> responded that doing so would take away the ability for different versions
> to interoperate.   But thinking more about it more, I'm not sure.
> This would take some thinking through - using different base URLs to for
> different versions, and exposing the names and versions via explain, a
> client would know the server version so there would never be a mismatch.
> I think eliminating the version parameter makes sense.
> What do you think?

I am unsure of the answer at present and have posted the following to a 
rest related mailing list:

Another FAQ is how to indicate service version desired by a client in
a client request.

Should it be encoded in the path of the URL as in:


or should it be an option within the URL as in:


Is one better than the other and if so why?


Will keep you posted. Thanks.

Farrukh Najmi

Web: http://www.wellfleetsoftware.com

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