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Tim Brody


HTTP::OAI::Identify - Provide access to an OAI Identify response


        use HTTP::OAI::Identify;

        my $i = new HTTP::OAI::Identify(

        for( $i->adminEmail ) {
                print $_, "\n";


$i = new HTTP::OAI::Identify(-baseURL=>'http://arXiv.org/oai1'[, adminEmail=>$email, protocolVersion=>'2.0', repositoryName=>'myarchive'])

This constructor method returns a new instance of the OAI::Identify module.


Return the original version of the OAI response, according to the given XML namespace.


Returns an HTTP::Headers object. Use $headers->header('headername') to retrive field values.

$burl = $i->baseURL([$burl])
$eds = $i->earliestDatestamp([$eds])
$gran = $i->granularity([$gran])
$version = $i->protocolVersion($version)
$name = $i->repositoryName($name)

Returns and optionally sets the relevent header. NOTE: protocolVersion will always be '2.0'. Use $i->version to find out the protocol version used by the repository.

@addys = $i->adminEmail([$email])
@cmps = $i->compression([$cmp])

Returns and optionally adds to the multi-value headers.

@dl = $i->description([$d])

Returns the description list and optionally appends a new description $d. Returns an array ref of HTTP::OAI::Descriptions, or an empty ref if there are no description.

$d = $i->next

Returns the next description or undef if no more description left.

$dom = $i->toDOM

Returns a XML::DOM object representing the Identify response.