To: IETF-Announce:; Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@CNRI.Reston.VA.US> Subject: Protocol Action: Uniform Resource Locators for Z39.50 to Proposed Date: Wed, 19 Jun 96 09:02:16 -0400 Message-Id: <9606190902.aa17336@IETF.CNRI.Reston.VA.US> The IESG has approved the Internet-Draft "Uniform Resource Locators for Z39.50" <draft-ietf-uri-url-irp-05.txt> as a Proposed Standard. This document is the product of the Uniform Resource Identifiers Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Keith Moore and Harald Alvestrand. Technical Summary The Z39.50 protocol is a search/retrieval protocol primarily used in the library community. One earlier version of this protocol was the basis for the formerly popular "WAIS" service. This document specifies an URL format for accessing two types of Z39.50 resources: - Z39.50 sessions, in the style of the "telnet" URL - Z39.50 retrievals, in the style of a "search" URL Working Group Summary The document was reviewed by the former URI working group, with no objections. The document was also reviewed by the Z39.50 Implementors Group, which is not an IETF WG, but is quite confident that the Z39.50 stuff is right. Protocol Quality This specification was reviewed for the IESG by Harald Alvestrand.