The way I remember it, we planned to add a truncation attribute (105?)
to the BIB-1 set to express CQL-like masking ("?" for any one
character, "*" for any number, like Unix shell wildcards). The idea
is that it would make it possible in the general case to translate CQL
queries into BIB-1-based Type-1 queries.
it seems that this never actually happened.
Do we want to do this? As I come to implement the translation of CQL
masking into BIB-1 terms, with semi-special cases for left- right- and
both-truncation, I realise that I could use @attr 5=104, Z39.58-style
masking, by a transliteration of the pattern. So you could argue
there's no strong implementation case for truncation-type 105.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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