jyoung at oclc.org
Tue Dec 7 09:24:20 EST 2004
If there was consensus for how to do this, I could add SOAP access as a
gateway service to the ERRoL server at http://errol.oclc.org. This would
be easier than trying to retrofit it to all the existing OAI data
> -----Original Message-----
> From: oai-implementers-bounces at openarchives.org
> bounces at openarchives.org] On Behalf Of Tim Brody
> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2004 8:48 AM
> To: Hussein Suleman
> Cc: oai-implementers at openarchives.org
> Subject: Re: [OAI-implementers] SOAP-PMH
> Hi Hussein,
> Do you think it would be possible to construct a SOAP transport that
> wraps an OAI2 repository?
> i.e. SOAP requests get translated into an HTTP query
> I'm unsure whether SOAP allows an "ANY" container, which I guess would
> be required to allow metadata XML to transport through a SOAP body?
> All the best,
> Hussein Suleman wrote:
> > hi Joseph
> > some thoughts ...
> > on a technical level, it makes sense that if there is to be a new
> > version of OAI-PMH it should probably be layered over a (RESTful)
> > on a practical level, there is a lot of existing community knowledge
> > infrastructure built around OAI-PMHv2.0 so we dont want to disturb
> > without enough of a reason.
> > on a political level, to go beyond the controlled experiments some
> > have done would require the support of the DL community at large.
> > so, basically, we did the experiments and we know the issues. yes,
> > can work. but, no, im not certain we need to push this just yet. it
> > almost like the planets need to be aligned but they just dont seem
> > aligned at the moment ... until they are aligned, OAI-PMHv2.0 may be
> > thing to stick to :)
> > ttfn,
> > ----hussein
> > joseph_botany wrote:
> >> Hi All,
> >> It seems natural to use SOAP with OAI-PMH as outlined in the
> >> paper http://aim.cs.uct.ac.za/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=110.
> >> anyone developed a SOAP implementation of OAI? Please contact me if
> >> you have (joseph at mail.botany.ubc.ca
> <mailto:joseph at mail.botany.ubc.ca>).
> >> Thanks,
> >> Joseph
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