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Re: ZNG dicussion

From: Johan Zeeman <joe.zeeman@tlcdelivers.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 09:11:55 -0400
Message-ID: <005101c1481f$2566e190$9539910c@tlcdelivers.com>
To: "Gladwell, Kevin" <Kevin.Gladwell@bl.uk>, <www-zig@w3.org>
Kevin writes:

"...the 3rd edition of ISO ILL are likely to use XML.  ..."

Whoa!  I am not aware of any consensus as yet that that is a requirement or
an intention.  Personally I'm not opposed, but others have fairly strong
opinions against moving to XML any time soon.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gladwell, Kevin" <Kevin.Gladwell@bl.uk>
To: <www-zig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 6:46 AM
Subject: RE: ZNG dicussion

> Jacob Hallen Wrote:
> >Rather than looking at Z39.50 as an isolated protocol, view it as
> >something that needs to fit into an environment of multiple applications.
> >Every library runs a webserver these days. Most libraries have a web
> >search interface that handles the bulk of the needs of the public. Z39.50
> >needs to fit in such a scenario.
> Isn't this the crux of the matter that organisations need Z39.50 to easily
> interoperate with other applications.  The new NCIP protocol messages are
> defined in XML, both the work on library directories and the 3rd edition
> ISO ILL are likely to use XML.  Also exposure of Z39.50 as a Web Service
> likely to promote uptake beyond the library community.
> Kevin
> Kevin Gladwell
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