Re: forwarded message from Dirk Herr-Hoyman email@example.com (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 93 16:49:53 -0500
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marc Andreessen)
Subject: Re: forwarded message from Dirk Herr-Hoyman
> At the IIIR group on the IETF I heard that someone was writing up a
> dsescription of Z39.50 as currently in use by WAIS over TCP/IP, and
> would submit it as an informational RFC. (Sorry, I've forgotten the
> details.) This might be relevant, as it will make Z39.50 much more
> accessible to developers (the ISO standard is unreadable in my
> And isn't there native support for Z39.50/WAIS in the next version
> of libWWW, meaning there is already a possibility for peaceful
Yup -- in fact, I've got freeWAIS 0.1 linked happily with Mosaic 2.0
(development version) via libwww2.
On a related topic, at IANET in Pittsburgh, Jim Fullton & others came
to a general consensus that it'd be nice to allow WAIS to separate
indexing from retrieval -- the upshot would be that WAIS could, in
response to queries, return URL's and URN's that do *not* necessarily
correspond to documents within a traditional-style WAIS database.
E.g. you could get back a list of hits like this:
This would be unbelievably sweet.
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