[tdwg-tapir] "partial" and "omit-ns" parameters

THEETEN Franck franck.theeten at africamuseum.be
Thu Jan 22 11:34:47 CET 2009

Hi Renato,

Congratulation to you and Markus for all your work!

Removing the "partial" parameter seems also a good solution to me as it
would certainly make maintenance of the intermediate provider easier by
simplifying the code it needs.

But I would maybe keep the "omit-ns" parameter if we plan to use XSLT
stylesheets to convert responses from the provider into webpages for
Internet browsers. 
Namespace can be sometimes difficult to parse in xslt processor and
keeping this attribute would allow a better compatibility between search
responses and the "exclude-result-prefixes" xsl attribute. 

Best regards,


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Subject: Re: [tdwg-tapir] "partial" and "omit-ns" parameters

Thanks, Tim.

Actually the same provider can explicitly declare that it supports more
than one output model, so you don't need to have separate access points.

Anyway, the most important thing is that clients/networks can create as
many response structures as necessary if they want to work with smaller
pieces of the same big schema. So I don't think we will lose so much if
we remove the "partial" parameter.

Best Regards,


> Hi Renato,
> Congratulations with all your work.
>> I can see two solutions for this: 1) Specify that the "partial" 
>> parameter only needs to be supported by TAPIR Full, which will make 
>> the parameter
>> specification more intricate. 2) Remove the "partial" parameter from
>> the
>> protocol.
> Since there appears no strong demand, I would be in favor of it 
> removed. For TAPIR Intermediate, a possible work around solution could

> be 2 access points each with differing output models, one being a 
> subset of the other?
>> Markus is also suggesting to remove the "omit-ns" parameter from the 
>> protocol. "omit-ns" is used to indicate that search responses should 
>> not include any namespaces at all. If this is not being used by any
>> network or
>> client, I also don't mind removing it.
> I personally have never had a need to use it.  Most XML clients I use 
> have a "namespaceAware" parameter anyway.
>> Please let me know if you have any feelings about this.
> Well done again Renato
> Tim


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