[OAI-implementers] resumptionToken Implementation

Jeff Pearson jpearson at usc.edu
Tue Sep 28 12:59:25 EDT 2004


Thanks for the reply. Question then;

Sample case:

Harvester issues a query. DP sends back 100 out of 10,000 results. 
Harvester then begins to request the consecutive chunks. Given that the 
total data set is 10,000, this will probably take a while. Before the 
entire result set is transfered, the DP updates it's repository which 
shuffle the order in which the results are returned. Objects that were 
transferred previously are now kicked back to a later position so it is 
included in a chunk later requested by the harvester.

Does the DP now invalidate the resumptionToken or does it assume the 
Harvester will de-dupe objects on it's side?

What about the new objects that have been added and are in chunks of 
the resultset already transferred? Is it assumed that they will be 
caught the next time around given that the modifydate SHOULD be later 
than the last harvest date? Or is it the harvester's responsibility to 
straighten this all out?

Jeff Pearson
University of Southern California

On Sep 28, 2004, at 9:54 AM, Michael Nelson wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Jeff Pearson wrote:
>> I guess I misstated my query last time. I understand the
>> implementations as defined in the spec; either create a data result
>> cache and hit that or regenerate the query each time. What I was
>> wondering was which people were choosing to implement and why.
> people are mostly doing the latter approach; only folks w/ systems that
> natively support result sets are doing former approach.
> regards,
> Michael
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