[OAI-implementers] Behavior when FROM and UNTIL are identical

Simeon Warner simeon at cs.cornell.edu
Tue Dec 2 16:14:34 EST 2008

Bryce Nesbitt wrote:
> Dear List,
> I'm working on the oai 2.0 implementation for the Berkeley Electronic
> Press (which is an archive, not a harvester).  I'd like to verify
> something about the spec, if you have a moment to think about it.  If
> we get a request for:
> verb=ListRecords&from=2008-11-20&until=2008-11-20
> We implicitly treat the "from" as the start of the day, and the "end"
> as the end of the day. e.g.  2008-11-20 00:00:00 <= date <  2008-11-21
> 00:00:00.  Is this correct?

The "from" and "until" parameters are inclusive so I think your translation to 
return all things with date portion 2008-11-20 is correct.


> The relevant spec is at
> http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/openarchivesprotocol.html#Datestamp
>       Bryce Nesbitt
>       Berkeley Electronic Press
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