[Ex-plain] bib1 vs OID

Alan Kent ajk at mds.rmit.edu.au
Fri Apr 19 11:12:49 CEST 2002

Just got around to reading the attribute set definition for searching
Explain-- records and noticed the 'record syntax - you
can search for the OID, but its not guaranteed to find them all
because it could be using the symbolic name USMARC'. The same
was true for attribute set.

Is this a good reason to say 'don't introduce symbolic names - just
put up with OIDs so there is only one representation (put comments
into the XML file if you want to make it clearer).

It would make querying simplier if there was always a single form
for the data (so you can do a single query instead of having lots
of OR terms all the time).

Just a thought.

Alan Kent (mailto:ajk at mds.rmit.edu.au, http://www.mds.rmit.edu.au/~ajk/)
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