Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus

Bill Janssen <>
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Date: 	Tue, 13 Apr 1993 15:16:03 PDT
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Subject: Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus
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Excerpts from ext.WorldWideWeb: 13-Apr-93 Re: Project Gutenberg's Rog.. (1150)

> I see a problem coming here: how does an unreplicated document (say my
> own home page) make a reference to such a replicated document?  If I

We're trying out a system at PARC that has a similar problem.  Our
tentative solution, translated to URL terms, is that one particular
scheme of URL is a list of URL's, any of which can be used to access the
document.  This would allow the client to use whichever copy of the
document it ``decides'' is closest/cheapest.  We also have different URL
schemes that allow us to say, ``look up this UID in a name-service of
this type'' -- indirection.