I did send them pointers to SRW (their original draft didn't even
mention SRW), and I believe Ralph contacted them too - as a result I'm
down as a contributor to the spec!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Z39.50 Next-Generation Initiative [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of Robert Sanderson
> Sent: 02 March 2004 16:28
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: FW: More on SQI
> The author shows a fundamental lack of understanding about
> SRW and ZOOM.
> "Thing is, the same initiative that made SRW -the Z39.50
> International Next Generation (ZING)- has already defined a
> similar API: the Z39.50 Object Oriented Model (ZOOM) abstract
> API. And there are more from other organisations. Like SRW,
> ZOOM does not claim to support asynchronous connections, but
> more or less private implementations of such functionality do exist."
> " For instance, one could imagine that there would be a
> binding of SQI to SRW, ZOOM and other protocols"
> SRW does not claim anything about asynchronous connections,
> and ZOOM has absolutely nothing to do with SRW apart from
> being linked to from the same web page on the LC site.
> ZOOM is not a protocol, it's an Object Oriented API for
> Z39.50. One implementation (YAZ) also uses the same API for
> SRW at its own discretion.
> They've not discussed anything on this list, nor the ZOOM
> list, to my knowledge. SRW could run asynchronously just as
> easily as Z39.50 or any other asynchronous protocol.
> They also don't know what level they're talking about. Is it
> meta-searching infrastructure across multiple protocols, or
> is it a single protocol?
> Their real problem seems to be: Not Invented Here Syndrome.
> ,'/:. Dr Robert Sanderson ([log in to unmask])
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