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Re: protocol draft available

From: Steve Harris <S.W.Harris@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 23:46:49 +0000
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Message-ID: <20041112234649.GA28409@login.ecs.soton.ac.uk>

On Thu, Nov 11, 2004 at 02:55:11 +0000, Andy Seaborne wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Steve Harris wrote:
> >On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 09:17:26AM -0500, Kendall Clark wrote:
> >
> >>Les Chiens,
> >>
> >>I'm relieved (!) to say that I've finally got a protocol draft that
> >>I'm willing to publicly share, in the event anyone's still
> >>interested. You can find it at
> >>
> >>	    http://monkeyfist.com/kendall/sparql-protocol/
> >
> >
> >Commenting on protocol-wd.html,v 1.1 2004/11/09.
> >
> >Havent fully digested it, but I'm still very interested :) some inital
> >observations:
> >
> >getOptions is not REQUIRED, from my experiences with Z39.50 I would say
> >this is a mistake.
> 
> Steve - if it were just for query operations, what sort of information 
> would go in the "options" returns?  Does Z39.50 experience suggest it is 
> details of the operations available or details about the data graph?

Details of the operations. The idea is to be able to automatically use a
remote serive without having to iterate over all the methods testing them.
As I understand it this wasnt originally envisioned as a use for z3950, so
the "what hethods are implemented" method was optional.

- Steve
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