[OAI-implementers] Repository Explorer

herbert van de sompel herbertv@lanl.gov
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 17:10:03 -0700

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 ?
> t


resumptionTokens are part of the OAI-PMH responses to harvesting requests.  They
are "in" the XML responses.  Expressing resumptionTokens using cookies is not
specified in the OAI-PMH, nor is it supported by harvesters.  Maybe I didn't
understand your use of cookies correctly, but if it is what I think it is
(expressing resumptionTokens as cookies) then it's not something you can do in
the OAI-PMH.



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