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Subject: Parameter name mismatch, responseType, APD and SRU

As I am reviewing the APD (haven't looked at it for a couple months) I am suddenly reminded that 

- we have an abstract parmeter named 'responseType', which binds to concrete SRU parmeter httpAccept.
- we have (relatively recently) introduced the parameter 'responseType' into SRU not based on any abstract parameter. ("The request parameter 'responseType', paired with the internet media type specified for the response (via either the httpAccept parameter or http accept header) determines the schema for the response.")

Not that this is "illegal" but it does seem rather sloppy to change the one abstract parameter name (that we named) and then invent a new parameter using the discarded name; it detracts from the credibility of the abstract model.   

So I suggest that we need to change the name of responseType, either in SRU or in the APD.  


(For discussion Monday. Agenda coming, late today.)


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