|(World-Wide Web, protocol)||Summary Object Interchange Format - (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.