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
Their real problem seems to be: Not Invented Here Syndrome.
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