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

From: Matthew Dovey <matthew.dovey@las.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 15:36:07 -0000
Message-ID: <1BE993D0525EB945BF05127E705C97064A6993@MERCURYXULIB.ulib.ox.ac.uk>
To: "Sebastian Hammer" <quinn@indexdata.dk>, "ZIG listserv" <www-zig@w3.org>
Ah yes, you do now to appear to require to register to get at the full
records (I saw this in one of its earlier demos).

However, the principle is there and the white paper talks of access via
LDAP, Z39.50 and UDDI...

Matthew



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sebastian Hammer [mailto:quinn@indexdata.dk] 
> Sent: 21 February 2002 15:21
> To: Matthew Dovey; ZIG listserv
> Subject: RE: Z39.50 on the web (and in print)
> 
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> --Sebastian
> 
> 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
> >(http://www.webclarity.info/registry.html)
> >
> >Matthew
> 
> --
> Sebastian Hammer, Index Data <http://www.indexdata.dk/>
> Ph: +45 3341 0100, Fax: +45 3341 0101
> 
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