Re: forwarded message from Dirk Herr-Hoyman
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To: (Marc Andreessen)
Subject: Re: forwarded message from Dirk Herr-Hoyman 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Fri, 16 Jul 1993 19:18:17 MDT."
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1993 11:53:11 +0200
Status: RO
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 eyes).

And isn't there native support for Z39.50/WAIS in the next version of
libWWW, meaning there is already a possibility for peaceful

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>