[Ex-plain] Re: z39.50r URL (fwd)

Robert Sanderson azaroth at liverpool.ac.uk
Thu Apr 18 17:01:25 CEST 2002


So how can we mandate saying we should have z39.50r URLs in our 
<aggregatedFrom> field?!

Rob

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 16:00:57 +0100 (BST)
From: Mike Taylor <mike at tecc.co.uk>
To: azaroth at liverpool.ac.uk
Cc: www-zig at w3.org
Subject: Re: z39.50r URL

> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 15:26:05 +0100 (BST)
> From: Robert Sanderson <azaroth at liverpool.ac.uk>
> 
> This brings back to my attention something that Larry and I talked
> about briefly at the ZIG:
> 
> How do you specify an attribute architecture search in a z39.50r
> URL?
> 
> I'm sure it's possible, but after reading the documentation we were
> still at a loss.

In the z39.50r URL as specified in RFC 2056, you can't specify _any_
search, AA-compliant or not.  All you can do is specify a record by
its unique ID.

That's part of the reason for the work-in-progress revision at
	http://www.gils.net/z-url.txt
which I thought someone had mailed to the list, but which I can't find
in the archive at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-zig/2002Apr/
so I assume it must have been sent directly to me.

I don't think there's a problem with specifying an AA-compliant search
using the extended URLs proposed by that document.

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