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

From: Ashley Sanders <zzaascs@irwell.mimas.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 14:21:09 +0000
To: www-zig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020222142109.GA17900@irwell.mimas.ac.uk>
Mike Taylor wrote:

> But as Rob went on to say, no-one
> actually _does_ Explain.  It's a tragedy, but there it is.

Well, when I've got a few rather urgent jobs out of the way, I'll
hopefully be installing a new COPAC target wich implements much
more of full-fat Explain than we do now -- including
TermList-Info and TermList-Details. Most of the coding is
complete and it really wasn't hard to do (just tedious.) (This
should please Rob even if no-one else uses it.)

> (For extra credit: "Explain failed because for most servers there was
> no obvious business case for implementing it.

Cynics might think that some server vendors want to make it
as difficult as possible for third party clients to search
their databases.

Ashley.

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Ashley Sanders                                a.sanders@mcc.ac.uk
COPAC: A public bibliographic database from MIMAS, funded by JISC
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