[OAI-implementers] error reporting
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 23:25:37 -0400
it seems error reporting specified at this moment are mostly used by the
harvester, which I doubt will understand what it means "database is down". I
think layers of abstraction is a good approach to the error reporting. The
specification does not stop someone from generating their own debugging
message, which may not return as part of a xml stream at all, it may very well
be a log of some kind kept internal. As far as the harvester is conerned,
either a record is avaliable or not avaliable or when it will be avaliable.
There may be additional error codes needed, but I think any none OAI protocol
related errors should be abstracted into layers and handled accordingly.