Protocol Action: Uniform Resource Locators for Z39.50 to Proposed

The IESG (iesg-secretary@CNRI.Reston.VA.US)
Wed, 19 Jun 96 09:02:16 -0400

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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
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  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.