[OAI-implementers] resumptionToken and metadataPrefix

Hussein Suleman hussein@vt.edu
Fri, 24 May 2002 12:04:02 -0400


i should add that as of yesterday, the repository explorer will test 
resumptionToken + metadataPrefix and expect a "badArgument" error response.


Tim Brody wrote:

> Hi,
> ResumptionToken is *exclusive* - an OAI-compliant harvester must not supply
> a metadataPrefix with a resumptionToken.
> (As has been mentioned in the past by Herbert, if a prefix could be
> supplied, the query could be changed, therefore the result set would be
> inconsistent)
> If a repository requires a metadataPrefix it isn't OAI-compliant, so either
> contact the repository administrator to fix it, or you'll need to code an
> explicit "work-around" for broken implementations.
> All the best,
> Tim.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Smith" <dasmith@perseus.tufts.edu>
> To: <oai-implementers@oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu>
> Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 4:42 PM
> Subject: [OAI-implementers] resumptionToken and metadataPrefix
>>I apologize if this has been addressed before; chapter and verse in the
>>archives would be welcome.
>>I am confused by the interaction of resumptionToken and metadataPrefix
>>on a ListRecords request. Some data providers will not respond properly
>>to the resumptionToken unless a metadataPrefix is supplied. Others
>>appear to object to including metadataPrefix.
>>I cannot find anything about this in either version of the protocol,
>>but, again, I could be overlooking something obvious. Although a prudent
>>harvester would try both options, I would be interested in what seems
>>best practice for data providers.
>>OAI-implementers mailing list
> _______________________________________________
> OAI-implementers mailing list
> OAI-implementers@oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu
> http://oaisrv.nsdl.cornell.edu/mailman/listinfo/oai-implementers

hussein suleman - hussein@vt.edu - vtcs - http://www.husseinsspace.com