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

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth@liverpool.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 12:43:18 +0000 (GMT)
To: <a.sanders@mcc.ac.uk>
cc: <www-zig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0202221237470.27107-100000@gondolin.hist.liv.ac.uk>

> > 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.

You bet me to it :)
Though thanks to Mike and Ashley for making the point. :)

To go back to the original idea, what is needed is actually an explain 
harvester/cross searcher so there's one server to go to that can find 
others based on their explain information.

This wouldn't be difficult to set up, obviously, but does require people 
to implement explain apart from Cheshire, Copac, Bell Labs and IndexData's 
in house servers.  

Rob

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