summary object interchange format

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Summary Object Interchange Format definition

World-Wide Web, protocol
(SOIF) The attribute-value pair record format which Harvest Brokers use to exchange Harvest content summaries.
SOIF provides a means of bracketing collections of summary objects, allowing Harvest Brokers to retrieve SOIF content summaries for many objects in a single, efficient compressed stream. Harvest Brokers provide support for querying SOIF data using structured attribute-value queries and many other types of queries.
(http://ust.hk/Harvest/brokers/soifhelp.html).
(1996-09-16)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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