[OAI-implementers] resumptionToken in spec
Mon, 8 Jul 2002 21:59:44 -0400
Yes, the language was fixed in a recent update to the specification
language (document version dated 2002/07/05T16:47:00Z). As worded now,
it should clearly state that any use of a resumption token other than as
the closing response to a set of incomplete lists is illegal.
Read it again Alan and let us know if it is not still clear.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simeon Warner [mailto:simeon@CS.Cornell.EDU]
> Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 9:53 PM
> To: Alan Kent
> Cc: OAI Implementors
> Subject: Re: [OAI-implementers] resumptionToken in spec
> On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Alan Kent wrote:
> > I was just re-reading resumptionToken in the spec I
> downloaded a while
> > back and I think the wording of resumptionToken is not 100% clear.
> > (Others have probably said similar things recently.)
> > When an incomplete list is returned it says use resumptionToken. It
> > also says "the response containg the incomplete list that completes
> > the list includes an empty resumptionToken element". No
> > must/should/etc.
> 'must', I think this was added after the last discussion.
> > Also, what about if the first response is a complete response?
> > Should/must you return an empty resumption token? Or no resumption
> > token?
> I'd say no resumptionToken because there were no incomplete list
> > The XML Schema says the resumptionToken element is optional in
> > responses implying it can be omitted sometimes. But it was not 100%
> > clear to me formally when it can be omitted.
> This is not enforced via the schema. I don't think there
> would be any way
> to specify these semantics with a schema.
> > Alan
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