[OAI-implementers] HTTPS and OAI

Andy Powell a.powell at ukoln.ac.uk
Thu Sep 30 16:56:21 EDT 2004

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004, Thomas G. Habing wrote:

> Even though the OAI spec doesn't mention https, it seems like it might
> be useful to allow it for cases were an OAI repository might require the
> security for some reason like closed systems passing secret metadata
> around.

Yes, I agree.  Whenever I give presentations/tutorials about the OAI-PMH I
tend to mention that one of the advantages of having layered the protocol
over HTTP is that you get things like compression and security thrown in
for free.

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