From: "Nassib Nassar" <[log in to unmask]>
> One related point which we touched on today was that Z39.50 is
> stateful (or maybe more accurately, as Ray pointed out,
> connection-oriented but not really very actively stateful), but SRW is
> definitely not stateful.
Well, not exactly .... Z39.50 is both connection-oriented and stateful,
SRW is not connection-oriented but is, as a practical matter, stateful.
That is, result sets are the most important state aspect of Z39.50, and SRW
supports result sets.