Nathan Torkington <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1993 13:23:39 +1200
From: Nathan Torkington <>
Message-id: <>
In-reply-to: Terry Allen's message <>
Subject: Re: REGISTRAR
Status: RO
> I'm just trying to figure it all out.

Join the club :)

> I imagined a simple set of pairs of strings, URNs and URLs.  

This shouldn't be right -- if it were that easy, there'd be no benefit
in having URNs :).  I imagined it would be something like

URN -> list of URLs and some kind of grading function

> If I have a large hierarchical set of files (a chunked book), do I
> have to give each chunk a URN for this system to be useful?

Would it be sensible to give the book a URN, and then assume each
copy is the same, so you can use a URL like
	(dereference URN to get URL)#chunk

Yours in equal perplexity :)