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RE: meetings

From: Mike Taylor <mike@indexdata.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 11:17:19 +0100
Message-ID: <17657.23087.120561.586481@localhost.localdomain>
To: wessam darwish <wessoreem@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-zig@w3.org

wessam darwish writes:
 >     very important,
 >   I wish to know  is Z39.50 replaced with SRW/U/cql  and , these group (SRW/U/cql  )can be used in any system and do all the tasks which Z39.50 do it???

SRU can express all the same kinds of queries and responses as Z39.50,
but in a radically different way.  In theory, almost any application
that could be built using Z39.50 communication could instead be built
using SRU.

In practice, however, applications are constrained to use the protocol
or protocols supported by the servers they want to contact.  My
impression is that Z39.50 servers still greatly outnumber SRU servers;
and that the growth in Z39.50 server implementations is probably still
greater than that in SRU server implementations.

 >   also,
 >   in the ZING Information Forum
 > June 22-23 Output
 >   i read,
 >   "Some feel that the name "ZING" should be changed so not to reflect Z39.50. "
 >   WHY??????????????????
 >   PLZ,

Because the ZING initiative (RIP) did not work on Z39.50 itself but on
its proposed successors.  But since that name is dead now anyway, it's
a bit of a fifteen-minutes-ago issue.

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