[OAI-implementers] https (Re: validation)

Simeon Warner simeon at cs.cornell.edu
Thu May 25 11:50:13 EDT 2006

Hi Reme,

No HTTPS URLs are validated/registered via the OAI site. The way the 
OAI-PMH protocol is currently written, HTTP is mandated.

There was a rather inconclusive discussion of whether OAI-PMH should allow 
HTTPS last year:


The consensus I saw was that harvesters should not be forced to implement 
HTTPS, which implies repositories should always support HTTP. Hence I 
still validate only HTTP baseURLs. Of course, I have no control over the 
use of parallel HTTPS versions.

I forward this to the oai-implementers list to see if there are more 


On Wed, 24 May 2006, Reme Melero wrote:
> Dear friends,
> When I try to validate the following repository: 
> https://repcsic.iata.csic.es/dspace/
> we get the folowing errror message:
> Error - `https://repcsic.iata.csic.es/dspace/' does not appear to be an HTTP 
> URL and therefore cannot be a valid OAI-PMH baseURL
> Please, could you help us to solve it, it seems that it is because the URL is 
> not http but https but as I have checked many Dspace use  this  URLs and they 
> are registered as OAI.
> Thank you in advance
> Reme
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> E-mail rmelero at iata.csic.es

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