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Subject: Re: [search-ws] recordPacking: No Schema Change Required

Hi Ray:

> And then Ralph's question I think is, if you are not getting the response in
> application/xml+sru then why does it matter?  Is the answer that you

I guess the simple answer is "Gosh!"

We seem to have gone to all this trouble to define an API for SRU which
includes a get-out-of-jail-free parameter 'httpAccept' where we suddenly
don't seem to care what comes back.

At which point I wonder about the utility of SRU.

The real jewel is CQL - and we're already anyway in danger of
overcomplicating that.

And while various extension formats could be standardized for SRU responses
I don't know how scalable an effort that would be. And would one want to
even control that at a serialization level? (I guess, to be honest, I am
more mindful of something like RDF which has a fixed data model and can be
variously serialized.)

I am a little surprised that suggesting a new enumeration type for an
established parameter (and which has no schema implications) is suddenly a
big deal in a draft revision that is adding in Facets, Accept and Result
Count Precision parameters.

For now though we will be going live with this non-standard addition. But
then we're using 'httpAccept' which is also non-standard - at this time. :)



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