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[alto]Protocol between alto server and information sources
Hi Richard,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Thanks for your comments.
The reason I think a standard might be helpful is exactly that an implementation can then get information from different sources without worrying about adaption issues. I think such a standard, which decouples the development of ALTO servers and information sources, would be beneficial in the long run.
But private protocols can still exist for certain implementations. Actually they can easily extend the protocol by replacing 'type' and 'source' with some private values and filling the 'data' field in their own format.
On 03/07/15 09:55, Y. Richard Yang wrote: