The OASIS Search Web Services TC has recently approved for public review the
following Discussion Document:
Search Web Services v1.0 Discussion Document
This document: "Search Web Services Version 1.0 - Discussion Document - 2
November 2007", was prepared by the OASIS Search Web Services TC as a
strawman proposal, for public review, intended to generate discussion and
interest. It has no official status; it is not a Committee Draft. The
specification is based on the SRU (Search Retrieve via URL) specification
which can be found at http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/. It is expected that
this standard, when published, will deviate from SRU. How much it will
deviate cannot be predicted at this time. The fact that the SRU spec is used
as a starting point for development should not be cause for concern that
this might be an effort to rubberstamp or fasttrack SRU. The committee hopes
to preserve the useful features of SRU, eliminate those that are not
considered useful, and add features that are not in SRU but are considered
useful. The committee has decided to request OASIS to release this as a
discussion document. Detailed review of this document is premature at this
point and is not requested; feedback on the functionality and approach is
solicited. Feedback is requested by December 7.
The public review starts today, 7 November 2007, and ends 7 December 2007.
This is an open invitation to comment. We strongly encourage feedback from
potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for
the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of OASIS work. Please
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Submitted comments (for this work as well as other works of that TC) are
publicly archived and can be viewed at
http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/search-ws-comment/. All comments
submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures
that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the
obligations of the TC members.
The specification document and related files are available here: