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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.


#6 Z39.50/RDF Integration Project

by Anon

Friday September 17th, 1999 2:49 PM

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You got to understand that independent developers will work with things they find interesting. It may not drive Mozilla faster towards release. But it will involve more people in the Mozilla source code and they will discover bugs and enhance the parts they use. You don't see anyone complaining about GNOME why you just made a new application based upon the GNOME libraries.