searchRetrieve Version 1.0 is a multi-part specification that defines a generic protocol for the interaction required between a client and server for performing searches.The 60-day public review has started and ends 14 January 2013.
Part 1, the Abstract Protocol Definition (APD) defines a model and a generic protocol for the interaction between a client and server for performing searches. It facilitates interoperability between different search protocols by providing a common framework and terminology for describing these search protocols. The intention is that all search protocols can be regarded as concrete implementations of this definition.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
There was Z39.50, then SRU/SRW, then A9. now comes searchRetrieve V1.0.