[OAI-implementers] Repository Explorer

Tim Brody tim@tim.brody.btinternet.co.uk
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 22:32:24 +0000

Cookies are an extension implemented by Web browsers, they're highly 
unlikely to be implemented by OAI harvesters.

You should encode all the information you require in the resumption 
token, which the harvester will use to request the next partial list 
from you.

All the best,

Venugopal Reddy Pally wrote:
> Hi all, 
>   I have coded OAI protocol for Digital library in ASP.NET. For implementing resumptionTokens, I am using cookies in the program. But when I tested the application in Repository Explorer, a tool, given in OAI web site (http://oai.dlib.vt.edu/cgi-bin/Explorer/2.0-1.45/testoai), my program fails when it comes to resumption token. I learnt that the tool does not allow cookies. So, is it ok for me to use cookies ? Is this tool used by majority of harvestors ? Can I rely on cookies ?
> thanks very much,
> Venu.
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