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Z39.50/RDF Integration Project

Thursday September 16th, 1999

A project documented at Mozilla.org aims to integrate Mozilla's RDF capability with the ANSI/NISO Z39.50 specification for information retrieval in a client/server environment. The Z39.50 protocol is used in many bibliographic and digital library applications, and the project aims to make it possible to query the thousands of Z39.50 connected servers from Mozilla, with the results appearing in Mozilla's sidebar. This is another great project brought to you by that supposedly non-existent group of third-party Mozilla developers. One of the project's contacts works for the Z39.50 Maintenance Agency. Good qualification, I would think.

Thanks to Joerg Beierle for the news.


#3 Z39.50/RDF Integration Project

by mozineAdmin

Friday September 17th, 1999 11:58 AM

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The app developers are hard at work at getting Mozilla feature complete. How would these third-party developers help with that, when they might have a core competency in a different area? Why not allow people to contribute in the way they are best fit? I thought that was the whole point of Open Source development.