[Net-z3950] Problems using Net-Z3950-ZOOM
Vijendra Singh Purohit
vs.purohit at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 15:03:06 CET 2008
Thanks guys! This definitely reduces some debugging on my part :) Back to
the call center now!
On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 8:26 AM, Heiko Jansen <jansen at hbz-nrw.de> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 25.11.2008, 12:32 +0000 schrieb Mike Taylor:
> > And I am quite sure
> > that there are no arbitrary 1000-record limits in those!
> Yeah, that's what I believe, too, and the reason why I thought that the
> problem was on the target side.
> > > > My query now is, is there some option in z39.50 protocol, that I
> > > > might be missing, where we can specify number of records on
> > > > server side?
> > >
> > > None that I know about.
> > No, there is no way in the protocol to tell the server not to do this,
> > for the very good reason that it never occurred to the protocol
> > designers that a server ever _would_ do such a thing. It would be
> > like having a facility in HTTP to say "don't truncate long pages to 10
> > Kb". Sorry, but the server is Just Plain Broken.
> In terms of protocol support: yes.
> But it might have been done on purpose to prevent clients from
> automatically downloading whole databases or very large parts of them...
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