Re: forwarded... [Explicit Linking is Impossible]

Tony Sanders <>
Message-id: <9305052340.AA01485@austin.BSDI.COM>
Subject: Re: forwarded... [Explicit Linking is Impossible] 
In-Reply-To: Your message of Thu, 06 May 93 01:21:40 +0200.
Organization: Berkeley Software Design, Inc.
Date: Wed, 05 May 1993 18:40:28 -0500
From: Tony Sanders <>
> There are already number series for books (ISBN) and serials (ISSN).
> What I seem to ask for is ISHN, or an International Standard for
> Hypertext Numbers.  These would have to be longer than ISBN numbers,
> because they would not only refer to books, but also to sections and
> paragraphs within a book.  An author would register an ISHN for each
> section or paragraph of his book, and other authors could only refer
> to these numbers.  After that, the author must not change his book.
> This sounds too complicated to me, so lets hear some better solutions!
This is what DOCid's are.  A namespace like DNS where you register
documents.  Someone just has to do it.