Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus
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To: Bill Janssen <>
Subject: Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Wed, 14 Apr 1993 14:41:30 MDT."
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Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1993 09:46:52 +0200
>Yes, and in addition, it means that choosing an appropriate URL is up to
>some client heuristics.  However, it does have the merit of not
>requiring a round-trip conversation with the name service, which is
>important to us.  I think the suggestion of having some kind of
>meta-URL, which could be interpreted locally, would also merit more
>thought.  Some sort of macrology like imake uses (ugh :-).  This would
>solve some of the problems of a static list, without necessarily
>requiring name service round trips.

Why is avoiding a name server roundtrip important to you?  There's one
anyway in links of this type (the hostnames that it links to).  I
wouldn't think these roundtrips were very expensive?  (I never relly
notice delays around here.)

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>