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RE: Z39.50 character encoding

From: Jacob HallÚn <jacob@netg.se>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 12:29:06 +0100 (CET)
To: Pieter Van Lierop <pvanlierop@geac.fr>
cc: zig <www-zig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0202261221330.22952-100000@valdez.netg.se>
I always prefer simplicity, when it seems to reasonably fill the needs of
the community. If Unicode options are any more complicated than an option
bit, I think it will scare potential implementors away and cost existing
ones a lot of grief.

I agree with Pieters view that the Unicode bit should not apply to MARC
records or other foreign records that are carried inside the Z39.50
protocol. If you wish to negotiate a specific encoding for such a carried
record, we could make an implementors agreement about carrying such
information in the OtherInformation of the Present APDU et al.

Jacob HallÚn
AB Strakt
Received on Tuesday, 26 February 2002 06:29:13 UTC

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