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

From: Ashley Sanders <zzaascs@irwell.mimas.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:20:43 +0000
To: www-zig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020222122043.GA3266@irwell.mimas.ac.uk>
Mike Taylor wrote:

> What's needed is (of course) some metadata concerning each Z39.50
> server that tells the potential user _what_ is there

You're describing Explain unless I'm mistaken.

> (e.g. what application domain it serves,

in Database-Info in either "A list of keywords for the database" or
"A decsription of the database, in human readable text".

> how many records it has)

also in Database-Info

> as well as _how_ it's accessed (attributes to use in searches, etc.)


(Did I miss some irony somewhere?)


Ashley Sanders                                a.sanders@mcc.ac.uk
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