Examples

Depending on the metadata provided in the OpenURL, there may be one, many, or no results returned in the XML. When the metadata presented in an OpenURL query corresponds to a single resource that the library has holdings for, there will be a single result element in the returned XML.

<ssopenurl:openURLResponse xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
 xsi:schemaLocation="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/openurl/v1.0 ssopenurl.xsd"
 xmlns:ssopenurl="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/openurl/v1.0"
 xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
 xmlns:ssdiag="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/diagnostics/v1.0">
  <ssopenurl:version>1.0</ssopenurl:version>
  <ssdiag:diagnostics>
      <ssdiag:diagnostic xmlns="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/diagnostics/">
         <ssdiag:uri>info:sersol/diagnostic/1/102</ssdiag:uri>   
         <ssdiag:details>id=doi:10.1021/la00085a004</ssdiag:details> 
         <ssdiag:message>We could not retrieve any data for the DOI provided.</ssdiag:message> 
      </ssdiag:diagnostic>
  </ssdiag:diagnostics>
  <ssopenurl:deriveQueryData>
     <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVPQU</ssopenurl:providerId>
     <ssopenurl:databaseId>AAA</ssopenurl:databaseId>
  </ssopenurl:deriveQueryData>
  <ssopenurl:results dbDate="2007-02-26"> 
    <ssopenurl:result format="journal">
       <ssopenurl:citation>
          <dc:title>Core reality</dc:title>
          <dc:creator>Chown, Marcus</dc:creator> 
          <ssopenurl:creatorFirst>Marcus</ssopenurl:creatorFirst>
          <ssopenurl:creatorLast>Chown</ssopenurl:creatorLast>
          <dc:source>New scientist (1971)</dc:source>
          <dc:date>2002-06-29</dc:date> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="print">0262-4079</ssopenurl:issn> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="electronic">1356-1766</ssopenurl:issn>
          <ssopenurl:volume>174</ssopenurl:volume>
          <ssopenurl:issue>2349</ssopenurl:issue> 
          <ssopenurl:spage>30</ssopenurl:spage> 
       </ssopenurl:citation>
       <ssopenurl:linkGroups>
        <ssopenurl:linkGroup type="holding">
            <ssopenurl:holdingData>
               <ssopenurl:startDate>1994-01-15</ssopenurl:startDate> 
               <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVABC</ssopenurl:providerId>
               <ssopenurl:providerName>Provider ABC</ssopenurl:providerName>
               <ssopenurl:databaseId>LXL</ssopenurl:databaseId>
               <ssopenurl:databaseName>lexis.com</ssopenurl:databaseName>
                <ssopenurl:normalizedData>
                    <ssopenurl:startDate>1994-01-15</ssopenurl:startDate>
                </ssopenurl:normalizedData>
            </ssopenurl:holdingData>
            <ssopenurl:url type="source">http://ezproxy.mylibrary.edu/login?url=http://www.lexis.com</ssopenurl:url>
            <ssopenurl:url type="termsOfUse">http://fu7et8nv3a.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&amp;S=TOUD&amp;C=LXL</ssopenurl:url>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroup>
        <ssopenurl:linkGroup type="holding">
            <ssopenurl:holdingData>
                <ssopenurl:startDate>1994-01-15</ssopenurl:startDate>
                <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVBBC</ssopenurl:providerId>
                <ssopenurl:providerName>Provider BBC</ssopenurl:providerName>
                <ssopenurl:databaseId>LXN</ssopenurl:databaseId>
                <ssopenurl:databaseName>nexis.com</ssopenurl:databaseName>
                <ssopenurl:normalizedData>
                    <ssopenurl:startDate>1994-01-15</ssopenurl:startDate>
                </ssopenurl:normalizedData>
            </ssopenurl:holdingData>
            <ssopenurl:url type="source">http://ezproxy.mylibrary.edu/login?url=http://www.nexis.com/research</ssopenurl:url>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroup>
        <ssopenurl:linkGroup type="holding">
            <ssopenurl:holdingData>
                <ssopenurl:startDate>2000-04-01</ssopenurl:startDate>
                <ssopenurl:endDate>1 month ago</ssopenurl:endDate>
                <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVEBS</ssopenurl:providerId>
                <ssopenurl:providerName>Ebsco Host</ssopenurl:providerName>
                <ssopenurl:databaseId>IBA</ssopenurl:databaseId>
                <ssopenurl:databaseName>Business ASAP</ssopenurl:databaseName>
                <ssopenurl:normalizedData>
                    <ssopenurl:startDate>2000-04-01</ssopenurl:startDate>
                    <ssopenurl:endDate>2007-01-26</ssopenurl:endDate>
                </ssopenurl:normalizedData>
            </ssopenurl:holdingData>
            <ssopenurl:url type="source">http://ezproxy.mylibrary.edu/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/default</ssopenurl:url>
            <ssopenurl:url type="journal">http://ezproxy.mylibrary.edu/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itw/infomark/1/1/1/purl=rc18%5fBIM%5F0%5F%5Fjn+%22New+Scientist%22sw_aep=tel_a_unionua;sdlkfjas;dlkjf</ssopenurl:url>
            <ssopenurl:url type="termsOfUse">http://fu7et8nv3a.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&amp;S=TOUD&amp;C=IBA</ssopenurl:url>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroup>
        <ssopenurl:linkGroup type="termsOfUse">
            <ssopenurl:url type="termsOfUse">http://fu7et8nv3a.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&amp;S=TOU&amp;C=JNLCODE"</ssopenurl:url>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroup>
        <ssopenurl:linkGroup type="holding">
            <ssopenurl:holdingData>
                <ssopenurl:startDate>2002-05-01</ssopenurl:startDate>
                <ssopenurl:endDate>1 month ago</ssopenurl:endDate>
                <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVEBS</ssopenurl:providerId>
                <ssopenurl:providerName>EbscoHost</ssopenurl:providerName>
                <ssopenurl:databaseId>EAP</ssopenurl:databaseId>
                <ssopenurl:databaseName>Academic Search Premier</ssopenurl:databaseName>
                <ssopenurl:normalizedData>
                    <ssopenurl:startDate>2002-05-01</ssopenurl:startDate>
                    <ssopenurl:endDate>2007-01-31</ssopenurl:endDate>
                </ssopenurl:normalizedData>
            </ssopenurl:holdingData>
            <ssopenurl:url type="source">http://ezproxy.mylibrary.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/direct.asp?db=aph&amp;jid=%22NSI%22&amp;scope=site</ssopenurl:url>
            <ssopenurl:url type="journal">http://ezproxy.mylibrary.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/direct.asp?db=aph&amp;jid=%22NSI%22&amp;scope=site</ssopenurl:url>
            <ssopenurl:url type="article">http://ezproxy.mylibrary.edu/login?url=http://openurl.ebscohost.com/linksvc/linking.aspx?genre=article&amp;issn=0262-4079&amp;title=New+scientist+(1971)&amp;volume=174&amp;issue=2349&amp;spage=30&amp;atitle=Core+reality&amp;aulast=Chown&amp;date=2002</ssopenurl:url>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroup>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroups>
     </ssopenurl:result>
  </ssopenurl:results>
  <ssopenurl:echoedQuery timeStamp="2007-02-27T18:11:12"> 
     <ssopenurl:library id="KA9YH9GR5U"> 
        <ssopenurl:name>Demo Library</ssopenurl:name>
    </ssopenurl:library>
    <ssopenurl:queryString>genre=article&amp;sid=ProQ:&amp;atitle=Core%20reality&amp;title=New%20Scientist&amp;issn=02624079&amp;date=06%2F29%2F2002&amp;volume=174&amp;issue=2349&amp;spage=30&amp;pid=Marcus%20Chown&amp;id=doi:10.1021/la00085a004&amp;version=1.0</ssopenurl:queryString>
  </ssopenurl:echoedQuery>
</ssopenurl:openURLResponse>

If the library has no holdings for the referenced resource, there will be a single result element with no linkGroups element.

<ssopenurl:openURLResponse xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
 xsi:schemaLocation="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/openurl/v1.0 ssopenurl.xsd"
 xmlns:ssopenurl="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/openurl/v1.0"
 xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
 xmlns:ssdiag="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/diagnostics/v1.0">
  <ssopenurl:version>1.0</ssopenurl:version>
  <ssopenurl:deriveQueryData>
     <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVPQU</ssopenurl:providerId>
  </ssopenurl:deriveQueryData>
  <ssopenurl:results dbDate="2007-02-26"> 
    <ssopenurl:result format="journal">
       <ssopenurl:citation>
          <dc:title>Core reality</dc:title>
          <dc:creator>Chown, Marcus</dc:creator> 
          <ssopenurl:creatorFirst>Marcus</ssopenurl:creatorFirst>
          <ssopenurl:creatorLast>Chown</ssopenurl:creatorLast>
          <dc:source>New scientist (1971)</dc:source>
          <dc:date>1902-06-29</dc:date> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="print">0262-4079</ssopenurl:issn> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="electronic">1356-1766</ssopenurl:issn>
          <ssopenurl:volume>174</ssopenurl:volume>
          <ssopenurl:issue>2349</ssopenurl:issue> 
          <ssopenurl:spage>30</ssopenurl:spage> 
       </ssopenurl:citation>
     </ssopenurl:result>
  </ssopenurl:results>
  <ssopenurl:echoedQuery timeStamp="2007-02-27T18:11:12"> 
     <ssopenurl:library id="KA9YH9GR5U"> 
        <ssopenurl:name>Demo Library</ssopenurl:name>
    </ssopenurl:library>
    <ssopenurl:queryString>genre=article&amp;sid=ProQ:&amp;atitle=Core%20reality&amp;title=New%20Scientist&amp;issn=02624079&amp;date=06%2F29%2F1902&amp;volume=174&amp;issue=2349&amp;spage=30&amp;pid=Marcus%20Chown&amp;version=1.0</ssopenurl:queryString>
  </ssopenurl:echoedQuery>
</ssopenurl:openURLResponse>

When the metadata provided is ambiguous or not sufficient to allow us to distinguish among several resources, several results and their respective links and holdings data will be returned.

<ssopenurl:openURLResponse 
 xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
 xsi:schemaLocation="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/openurl/v1.0 ssopenurl.xsd"
 xmlns:ssopenurl="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/openurl/v1.0"
 xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
 xmlns:ssdiag="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/diagnostics/v1.0">
  <ssopenurl:version>1.0</ssopenurl:version>
  <ssopenurl:deriveQueryData>
     <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVPQU</ssopenurl:providerId>
  </ssopenurl:deriveQueryData>
  <ssopenurl:results dbDate="2007-02-26"> 
    <ssopenurl:result format="journal">
       <ssopenurl:citation>
          <dc:title>Superficial temporary artery to middle cerebral artery bypass</dc:title>
          <dc:creator>Newell, David W</dc:creator> 
          <ssopenurl:creatorFirst>David</ssopenurl:creatorFirst>
          <ssopenurl:creatorMiddle>W</ssopenurl:creatorMiddle>
          <ssopenurl:creatorLast>Newell</ssopenurl:creatorLast>
          <dc:source>Skull base</dc:source>
          <dc:date>2005-05</dc:date> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="print">1531-5010</ssopenurl:issn> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="electronic">1532-0065</ssopenurl:issn>
          <ssopenurl:volume>15</ssopenurl:volume>
          <ssopenurl:issue>2</ssopenurl:issue> 
          <ssopenurl:spage>133</ssopenurl:spage> 
          <ssopenurl:doi>10.1055/s-2005-870599</ssopenurl:doi>
       </ssopenurl:citation>
       <ssopenurl:linkGroups>
        <ssopenurl:linkGroup type="termsOfUse">
            <ssopenurl:url type="termsOfUse">http://fu7et8nv3a.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&amp;S=TOU&amp;C=JNLCODE</ssopenurl:url>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroup>
        <ssopenurl:linkGroup type="holding">
            <ssopenurl:holdingData>
               <ssopenurl:startDate>2003</ssopenurl:startDate> 
               <ssopenurl:endDate>2006-02-28</ssopenurl:endDate>
               <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVFRE</ssopenurl:providerId>
               <ssopenurl:providerName>Free Journals</ssopenurl:providerName>
               <ssopenurl:databaseId>RPM</ssopenurl:databaseId>
               <ssopenurl:databaseName>Fulltext Online by PubMed Central (Free Journal)</ssopenurl:databaseName>
               <ssopenurl:normalizedData>
                  <ssopenurl:startDate>2003-01-01</ssopenurl:startDate> 
                  <ssopenurl:endDate>2006-02-28</ssopenurl:endDate>
               </ssopenurl:normalizedData>
            </ssopenurl:holdingData>
            <ssopenurl:url type="source">http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/index.html</ssopenurl:url>
            <ssopenurl:url type="article">http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PMC&amp;cmd=Search&amp;term=1531-5010%5Bjour%5D+AND+15%5Bvolume%5D+AND+133%5Bpage%5D+AND+2005%5Bpdat%5D+AND+Newell%5Bauth%5D</ssopenurl:url>
            <ssopenurl:url type="journal">http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/tocrender.fcgi?action=archive&amp;journal=223</ssopenurl:url>
            <ssopenurl:url type="termsOfUse">http://fu7et8nv3a.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&amp;S=TOUD&amp;C=RPM</ssopenurl:url>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroup>
       </ssopenurl:linkGroups>
    </ssopenurl:result>
    <ssopenurl:result format="journal">
       <ssopenurl:citation>
          <dc:title>Superficial temporary artery to middle cerebral artery bypass</dc:title>
          <dc:creator>Newell, David W</dc:creator> 
          <ssopenurl:creatorFirst>David</ssopenurl:creatorFirst>
          <ssopenurl:creatorMiddle>W</ssopenurl:creatorMiddle>
          <ssopenurl:creatorLast>Newell</ssopenurl:creatorLast>
          <dc:source>Skull base : an interdisciplinary Approach</dc:source>
          <dc:date>2005-05</dc:date> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="print">1531-5010</ssopenurl:issn> 
          <ssopenurl:volume>15</ssopenurl:volume>
          <ssopenurl:issue>2</ssopenurl:issue> 
          <ssopenurl:spage>133</ssopenurl:spage> 
          <ssopenurl:doi>10.1055/s-2005-870599</ssopenurl:doi>
       </ssopenurl:citation>
       <ssopenurl:linkGroups>
        <ssopenurl:linkGroup type="holding">
            <ssopenurl:holdingData>
               <ssopenurl:startDate>2001</ssopenurl:startDate> 
               <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVNMS</ssopenurl:providerId>
               <ssopenurl:providerName>Medical Sciences</ssopenurl:providerName>
               <ssopenurl:databaseId>UNA</ssopenurl:databaseId>
               <ssopenurl:databaseName>print available in Medical Library, NMCSD</ssopenurl:databaseName>
               <ssopenurl:normalizedData>
                  <ssopenurl:startDate>2001-01-01</ssopenurl:startDate>
               </ssopenurl:normalizedData>              
            </ssopenurl:holdingData>
            <ssopenurl:url type="source">http://207.67.203.80/n10033Staff/OPAC</ssopenurl:url>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroup>
        </ssopenurl:linkGroups>
     </ssopenurl:result>
  </ssopenurl:results>
  <ssopenurl:echoedQuery timeStamp="2007-02-27T18:11:12"> 
     <ssopenurl:library id="RG6HV2QL4V"> 
        <ssopenurl:name>Medical and General Libraries, Naval Medical Center San Diego</ssopenurl:name>
    </ssopenurl:library>
    <ssopenurl:queryString>genre=article&amp;id=pmid:16148974&amp;version=1.0</ssopenurl:queryString>
  </ssopenurl:echoedQuery>
</ssopenurl:openURLResponse>

This is true even when there are several resources that match the metadata but the library has no holdings for any of them.

<ssopenurl:openURLResponse
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2007/XMLSchema-instance"
    xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
    xmlns:ssopenurl="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/opernurl/v1.0"
    xmlns:ssdiag="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/diagnostics/v1.0"
    xsi:schemaLocation="http://xml.serialssolutions.com/ns/openurl/v1.0 ssopenurl.xsd">
  <ssopenurl:version>1.0</ssopenurl:version>
  <ssopenurl:deriveQueryData>
     <ssopenurl:providerId>PRVPQU</ssopenurl:providerId>
  </ssopenurl:deriveQueryData>
  <ssopenurl:results dbDate="2007-02-26"> 
    <ssopenurl:result format="journal">
       <ssopenurl:citation>
          <dc:title>Superficial temporary artery to middle cerebral artery bypass</dc:title>
          <dc:creator>Newell, David W</dc:creator> 
          <ssopenurl:creatorFirst>David</ssopenurl:creatorFirst>
          <ssopenurl:creatorMiddle>W</ssopenurl:creatorMiddle>
          <ssopenurl:creatorLast>Newell</ssopenurl:creatorLast>
          <dc:source>Skull base</dc:source>
          <dc:date>1905-05</dc:date> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="print">1531-5010</ssopenurl:issn> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="electronic">1532-0065</ssopenurl:issn>
          <ssopenurl:volume>15</ssopenurl:volume>
          <ssopenurl:issue>2</ssopenurl:issue> 
          <ssopenurl:spage>133</ssopenurl:spage> 
       </ssopenurl:citation>
    </ssopenurl:result>
    <ssopenurl:result format="journal">
       <ssopenurl:citation>
          <dc:title>Superficial temporary artery to middle cerebral artery bypass</dc:title>
          <dc:creator>Newell, David W</dc:creator> 
          <ssopenurl:creatorFirst>David</ssopenurl:creatorFirst>
          <ssopenurl:creatorMiddle>W</ssopenurl:creatorMiddle>
          <ssopenurl:creatorLast>Newell</ssopenurl:creatorLast>
          <dc:source>Skull base : an interdisciplinary Approach</dc:source>
          <dc:date>1905-05</dc:date> 
          <ssopenurl:issn type="unknown">1531-5010</ssopenurl:issn> 
          <ssopenurl:volume>15</ssopenurl:volume>
          <ssopenurl:issue>2</ssopenurl:issue> 
          <ssopenurl:spage>133</ssopenurl:spage> 
       </ssopenurl:citation>
     </ssopenurl:result>
  </ssopenurl:results>
  <ssopenurl:echoedQuery timeStamp="2007-02-27T18:11:12"> 
     <ssopenurl:library id="RG6HV2QL4V"> 
        <ssopenurl:name>Medical and General Libraries, Naval Medical Center San Diego</ssopenurl:name>
    </ssopenurl:library>
    <ssopenurl:queryString>genre=article&amp;id=pmid:16148974&amp;version=1.0</ssopenurl:queryString>
  </ssopenurl:echoedQuery>
</ssopenurl:openURLResponse>