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

From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth@liverpool.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 10:54:22 +0000 (GMT)
To: Jacob HallÚn <jacob@netg.se>
cc: <www-zig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0202251044100.20483-100000@gondolin.hist.liv.ac.uk>

> > I'm sorry, but Explain Lite is simply not sufficient :(  Perhaps it might 
> > please some people, but I'm 100% certain that a better XML definition 
> Explain Lite was not built to be sufficient for your needs. It was built
> to be sufficient in a plain library catalogue environment. I think it does
> its job very well. It allows me to set up my Z39.50-server using the data

I'm sure it does :)  And if I had a simple library catalogue, I'd 
probably think so too.

As per my previous email, I'm simply saying that Explain Lite is not
something that the ZIG should recommend as a replacement for Explain as it
only does plain library catalogue environments and Z39.50 Is Not Just For
Libraries.  We need to be able to say in good faith, 'You should build
your client against this schema'.

Rob S

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