[OAI-implementers] How many records should typically be
returned over OAI-PMH?
d.stowell at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 06:26:39 EST 2005
Thanks - but yes, I'm aware of the resumptionToken - I just wanted to know
whether there's a de facto standard for how many records to return in a
single response, before giving the resumptionToken.
At 21:51 02/02/2005 +1100, Baden Hughes wrote:
>OAI-PMH has a flow control mechanism , which, if followed, allows the
>use of a resumptionToken for handling larger data sets. This is widely
>implemented in OAI tools.
>On Wed, 2 Feb 2005, Dan Stowell wrote:
>>I'm implementing OAI-PMH and at first I decided that my system could
>>easily return 2000 records in a single OAI-PMH request. Unfortunately the
>>"OAI Repository Explorer" doesn't seem to be able to cope with that much
>>data since it ended up having timeout and too-much-data errors.
>>I've now reduced that number to 500 and my repository now validates
>>happily. But is there a rule of thumb for how many records it's "polite"
>>to return, or how many a typical OAI-PMH harvester "expects" to have to
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