[OAI-implementers] testing a static repository

Patrick Hochstenbach Patrick.Hochstenbach at ugent.be
Wed Mar 30 12:43:05 EST 2005

Hi Ulf,

Did you register your file at a Static Repository Gateway?
A Static Repository file by itself is not a valid OAI repository,
it needs a gateway to respond to all OAI verbs. There are several
to accomplish this: register at a gateway of your community
e.g. OLAC, register at a demonstration gateway at http://libtest.lanl.gov/
or try to install/implement a gateway yourself (see e.g. 
http://srepod.sourceforge.net for a implementation).



On Wed, 30 Mar 2005, ulf treger, ask23 wrote:

> hi,
> I'm trying to test and validate a static repository file. I followed the
> guidelines at
> http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/2.0/guidelines-static-repository.htm.
> while testing/validating it, I get errors: e.g. with the explorer
> at
> http://re.cs.uct.ac.za/cgi-bin/Explorer/2.0-1.46/testoai?archive=http://oai.ask23.de/static/ask23-oai.edit.xml
> (as proposed by http://www.language-archives.org/sr ) or with the
> Experimental OAI Static Repository Gateway at http://libtest.lanl.gov/
> okay, that indicates, that there's something wrong with the xml. but: if
> I use other static repository files to validate, e.g. the sample at the
> OAI guidelines or the sample given at http://libtest.lanl.gov/vb1.xml, I
> get the same errors.
> funny. so what's wrong? the xml files or the explorer and validators?
> thanx in advance, ulf
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