I've developed both SRW and SRU client applications. I embed SRW/U
access to databases in a number of my applications. Originally, I
mostly used SOAP/SRW, but over time have found that mangling URLs and
either string searching through the XML response or using stock JAVA XML
parsers has just been more convenient.
I won't miss SRW.
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:50 PM
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Subject: Anyone using SOAP?
SRU version 2.0 is nearing the end of its standardization process. It
makes no reference to the SOAP version of SRU 1.2 (also known as SRW).
Does anyone actually use SOAP anymore? Is this a safe omission?
If there's still reasonable demand, I'll probably provide the WSDL and
request schemas as an addon for the SRU 2.0 response schemas controlled