[Ex-plain] Re: B vs F
mike at tecc.co.uk
Thu Apr 11 19:05:02 CEST 2002
> Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 17:47:13 +0100 (BST)
> From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth at liverpool.ac.uk>
> > I think that overview section was written before we'd added
> > authentication support to the DTD. [checks.] Yup, I wrote the
> > overview on 26th March, and you (you sod! :-) added the
> > authentication elements in v1.5 of the DTD two days later.
> *grins* I had the same feeling but wasn't in a position to check.
What, you couln't access
and look at the little dates at the top?
> > In a nutshell: I had thought that "B" meant all and only the
> > <serverInfo> element. If we think that's not enough we need to make
> > that clear ASAP. Also, I don't want to go down the path of making
> > anything optional, since harvesters need to know what they're likely
> > to get.
> So we're taking out the title and description which you so valiantly
> argued in favour of? In particular description, as it's likely not
> to be known, whereas there's more chance of knowing a title.
> This is fine with me, but you argued the other way last time... :)
I'm not arguing either way (yet) -- I'm just saying we need to get it
nailed down one way or t'other. Also, if we _do_ want title and/or
description to be included in the F&N record, then I'm half inclined
to say they should go inside the same top-level container element at
host/port/database. Only _half_ inclined, mind.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <mike at miketaylor.org.uk> www.miketaylor.org.uk
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