[csw-maintainers] upcoming extention to catalog format: SITEFEATURES

Philip Brown phil at bolthole.com
Fri Oct 22 21:23:10 CEST 2010

On Friday, October 22, 2010, Ben Walton <bwalton at opencsw.org> wrote:
> Excerpts from Philip Brown's message of Fri Oct 22 11:35:12 -0400 2010:
>> That is one approach. I'm not mandating behaviour of other peoples' tools.
>> However, I personally recommend against it.
> Fair enough.  The errors for a missing file wouldn't be nice.  That
> being said, you still haven't indicated how this is a useful 'tag' to
> embed in the catalog itself?  Why not place a 'hints' file as part of
> the mirror that is fetched first.

because there is much less overhead this way, latency wise

> Are you envisioning sites that don't have a .gz version of the
> catalog?  This would be a local site then, running a catalog overlay?

or sunfreeware.com or blastwave or ...

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