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RE: ZING home page

From: LeVan,Ralph <levan@oclc.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 16:48:46 -0500
Message-ID: <E5431CF93E29F9478878F623E5B9CE983510E2@OA3-SERVER.oa.oclc.org>
To: "'Robert Waldstein'" <wald@library.ho.lucent.com>, Ray Denenberg <rden@loc.gov>
Cc: zig <www-zig@w3.org>
I hope I'm misunderstanding the question.

SRW does not use raw TCP/IP nor BER, so your current Z39.50 server cannot
become an SRW server.

SRW runs over HTTP using SOAP.

So, is your question still what schema should the records be returned in?
I'm returning them in Dublin Core.

My SRU server can be tested at
http://alcme.oclc.org/SRW/etdcat?query=nuclear.  The SRW version is at the
same site (strip off the '?' and everything after it.)  They both return the
same result except that the SRW version has a SOAP wrapper.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Waldstein [mailto:wald@library.ho.lucent.com]
> Sent: Friday, December 21, 2001 10:21 AM
> To: Ray Denenberg
> Cc: zig
> Subject: Re: ZING home page
> > ZING, "Z39.50-International: Next Generation"
> > (formerly ZNG) has a home page now:
> > http://www.loc.gov/z3950/agency/zing/
> > 
> > The ZING pages are not fully developed and we hope
> > to provide more information over the next several
> > weeks (following the holidays).
> Can I ask some ignorant questions here - I assume yes.  My main
> question is what it takes for a Z39.50 server to be a full fledged
> SRW server?  My straw-man guess from skimming the pages is support
> for the XML record syntax.  Is that true?
>   What DTD does the XML come in and where is it stated when sent
> and/or requested?
> -- 
> Robert K. Waldstein                Email: wald@lucent.com
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