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Re: Z39.50 character encoding

From: Johan Zeeman <joe.zeeman@tlcdelivers.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 09:39:16 -0500
Message-ID: <00e501c1bed3$5e1bc660$9539910c@unicity.tlcdelivers.com>
To: "Mike Taylor" <mike@tecc.co.uk>, <pvanlierop@geac.fr>
Cc: <www-zig@w3.org>
The *protocol* doesn't address the contents of SUTRS and GRS either.  They
happen to be specified in the same standard that specifies the protocol.
But even SUTRS and GRS are opaque objects to the protocol.

j.

[second time sending this - first time went to Mike only!]

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Taylor" <mike@tecc.co.uk>
To: <pvanlierop@geac.fr>
Cc: <www-zig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 6:06 AM
Subject: Re: Z39.50 character encoding


> > 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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