Z39.50

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Z39.50

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Z39.50

An ANSI standard query language that is a simplified version of SQL. It is used on the Internet to search for documents. See WAIS.
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Because the user interface is not suited for the general public on the Internet, we decided to incorporate some World-Wide Web query capabilities and Z39.50 compliance, an ANSI/NISO protocol (also known as ISO 23950) defining a standard communication method for the purpose of information retrieval.