Summary Object Interchange Format

(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.

Last updated: 1996-09-16