[openbiblio-dev] bibserver dao

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Aug 25 10:27:24 UTC 2011

On 24 August 2011 22:03, Jim Pitman <pitman at stat.berkeley.edu> wrote:

>> > This sort of thing, and naming of files,  is what makes file upload much more difficult than pulling data from urls.
>> > Then, whatever is at the end of the url is the source, and it is harmless if anyone in the world presses a refresh button.
>> > If the url returns an error, the local store should not be overwritten. This should happen only of something that looks
>> > like bib data has been acquired.
>> Right. agreed that pulling from urls is the main priority though you will still need to do things like delete a collection taht was
>> accidentally imported for example.
> Yes. But this is rare enough it could be left to sysadmins for now. I've been running bibserver open to data from any url on the web
> for many years and never had a delete request yet.

Agreed but the sysadmins still need some easy way to do this either
via web interface or command line.

> A way to handle deletions is for url owners to replace their dataset with a BibTeX or BibJSON record with with no records.
> They only have to do this once, make a refresh call to bibserver which will delete all their records, and thereafter they could disable the url.

That seems very hacky :-)

> The bibserver should eventually do something I suppose to clean out empty datasets. But I dont see these causing much trouble. They would
> e.g. not be displayed in indexes.


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