The ZOOM Abstract API

4th February 2004

API Specification

The heart of ZOOM is the abstract API which it presents to the Z39.50 services. This API is described by the core ZOOM document, which has been through several versions.

The current version is ZOOM 1.4; or you may wish to read ahead to the work in progress on ZOOM 1.5, though this is liable to change without warning.

However, you may wish to refer back to older versions:


Here we present a rationale for some of the decisions made in the abstract API specification. This section will grow as we gain more implementation experience.

Feedback to <> is welcome!