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RE: Z39.50 on the web (and in print)

From: Sebastian Hammer <quinn@indexdata.dk>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 16:20:51 +0100
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To: "Matthew Dovey" <matthew.dovey@las.ox.ac.uk>, "ZIG listserv" <www-zig@w3.org>

I haven't seen the contents of this, but if it's a database of Z resources 
navigable/searchable through a publicly available machine-friendly 
interface, then that's exactly what's being asked for. If it has the 
possibility, for instance, of describing available access points for 
searching for databases, then even better. Something that requires you to 
sign up and obtain a "membership" would offhand seem to be an obstruction 
rather than a help, here.


At 14:51 21-02-2002 +0000, Matthew Dovey wrote:

> > One concrete piece of criticism is the lack of an automatic
> > way to discover
> > Z39.50 hosts, which I'll pass on to the ZIG. It might be a
> > good idea to
> > think of some protocol-level way to access databases of
> > targets -- such as
> > Z39.50, LDAP, or even "something XML".
>You mean like the WebClarity Resource Registry

Sebastian Hammer, Index Data <http://www.indexdata.dk/>
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Received on Thursday, 21 February 2002 10:21:08 UTC

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