It's not correct to say that rft_val has no use; when used, it should   
contain a URL-encoded package of xml or kev metadata. it would be  
correct to say it is very rarely used.

On Sep 14, 2009, at 1:40 PM, Rosalyn Metz wrote:

> ok no one shoot me for doing this:
> in section 9.1 Namespaces [Registry] of the OpenURL standard  
> (z39.88) it
> actually provides an example of using a URL in the rfr_id field, and i
> wonder why you couldn't just do the same thing for the rft_id
> also there is a field called rft_val which currently has no use.   
> this might
> be a good one for it.
> just my 2 cents.

Eric Hellman
President, Gluejar, Inc.
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Montclair, NJ 07042

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