[OAI-implementers] How many records should typically be returned over OAI-PMH?

Dan Stowell d.stowell at ucl.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 11:27:03 EST 2005


Thanks for this - my 500-record responses are about half a megabyte, so 
that's probably a good size to go with.

(It implies that my 2000-record responses were about 2MB, causing the RE to 


At 14:18 02/02/2005 +0200, you wrote:
>hi Dan
>i dont think there is a de facto standard ... but i recall some people a 
>while back saying responses should not exceed about 1MB in size because of 
>limitations of popular XML processing tools
>if your responses are about that size and the RE does not accept them, let 
>me know and ill increase the limits ...
>ps. personally, i think 500 records is fine

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