[OAI-implementers] name value pair question
rob.tice at k-int.com
Thu Dec 8 12:45:45 EST 2005
Thanks for the helpful responses and clarification.
I just wanted to check a last point. We are using the university of Illinois
java OAI toolkit. To anyone else using this toolkit, is this known issue?
From: Scholte, J.C.M. [mailto:J.C.M.Scholte at uva.nl]
Sent: 08 December 2005 15:04
To: Simeon Warner; Rob Tice
Cc: oai-implementers at openarchives.org
Subject: RE: [OAI-implementers] name value pair question
that must be 'until' of course in the url's mentioned ;-)
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[mailto:oai-implementers-bounces at openarchives.org]Namens Simeon Warner
Verzonden: donderdag 8 december 2005 15:37
Aan: Rob Tice
CC: oai-implementers at openarchives.org
Onderwerp: Re: [OAI-implementers] name value pair question
I think parameters without a value should be omitted, hence naming them
"optional arguments". This is certainly the rule followed in the examples
in the specification
"from=" would likely be interpreted as a from date that is a null string
and thus give a badArgument error, e.g:
On Thu, 8 Dec 2005, Rob Tice wrote:
> Hi all
> I have just subscribed to the list as I was hoping to seek the opinion of
> the implementation community on an interoperability issue we are currently
> We are experiencing some problems based around how we submit name value
> pairs in a query and the specification of a name without a value.
> Take the following query
> We are taking the view that this is a valid query i.e. the specification
> &from= with no value is syntactically correct.
> Are we correct in this assumption?
> Apologies if this is a trivial question.
> Best Regards
> Rob Tice
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