[OAI-implementers] Repository Explorer

François Schiettecatte francois@fsconsult.com
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 17:20:08 -0500


I am not sure I fully understand what you are doing here. If you are asking
whether you can put the resumption token in a cookie, the answer is yes, but
you will still need to put the resumption token in the actually content of
the reply as specified in the spec. The spec does not call for putting the
resumption token in a cookie, neither as harvester going to support that, at
least mine does not. Its just not in the spec.

OAI was implemented in such as way as to be self-contained and transport
independent, hence cookies are not part of it.

On 3/16/03 3:41 PM, "Venugopal Reddy Pally" <pally_reddy@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi all, 
> I have coded OAI protocol for Digital library in ASP.NET. For implementing
> resumptionTokens, I am using cookies in the program. But when I tested the
> application in Repository Explorer, a tool, given in OAI web site
> (http://oai.dlib.vt.edu/cgi-bin/Explorer/2.0-1.45/testoai), my program fails
> when it comes to resumption token. I learnt that the tool does not allow
> cookies. So, is it ok for me to use cookies ? Is this tool used by majority of
> harvestors ? Can I rely on cookies ?
> thanks very much,
> Venu.

Best regards


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