[OAI-implementers] SetSpec RegExp
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 20:03:42 +0100
(if this message appears 3 times, sorry, I kept sending
it from the wrong account)
Argh. I've been working on a minor upgrade to eprints 1.1
to bring it "up to code" with regards to OAI1.1 and I just
discovered that the SetSpec only allows a-zA-Z0-9 and : as
Our standard default sets use '-' all over the place.
I'm looking at encoding the setspecs as hex strings 0-9A-F
so "A" is encoded as "41" etc. This way I can even use UTF-8
which means I can do some very interesting things...
This _will_ mean that people running eprints will have all
their OAI setspec's change. But seeing as their current ones
are illegal, that's not a big problem.
A bigger problem is that where we currently have bio:bio-ani-behav
we now have:
which is less human-readable. Does that really matter as it's just
Christopher Gutteridge firstname.lastname@example.org
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