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Re: Z39.50 character encoding

From: Mike Taylor <mike@tecc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:06:11 GMT
Message-Id: <200202261106.LAA11732@wells.tecc.co.uk>
To: pvanlierop@geac.fr
CC: www-zig@w3.org
> Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 10:55:01 +0100
> From: Pieter Van Lierop <pvanlierop@geac.fr>
> 
> I think the contents of a record is guided by the OID, not by
> Z39.50. As far as I know record syntaxes come with their own
> character set. (UNIMARC with Extended Latin, MARC21 with ALA.)
> Probably this is not always true, but I really think that we ZIG
> should not involve ourselves with the returned records unless they
> are private Z39.50 like SUTRS.

Indeed.  Should not, may not, can not.  Let's all remember that the
records in Search and Present Responses are EXTERNALs.  The protocol
very explicitly does not in general address the contents of records.
(SUTRS and GRS-1 are exceptions.)

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