[OAI-implementers] Re: Should OAI-PMH over HTTPS be permitted?
d.stowell at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Feb 18 04:13:13 EST 2005
I may have missed something here, but what is the *point* of OAI-PMH over
HTTPS? Surely any OAI-PMH data is public, so there's no need at all to
secure the channel?
I'd agree with the apparent consensus that HTTPS shouldn't be required of a
harvester. However, my system ( http://myopia.sf.net ) is written in PHP
which automatically includes HTTPS support so it could handle HTTPS with no
code changes. (Currently it exposes an OAI interface; I'm developing OAI
harvesting ability too.)
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