Re: Globalizing URIs

Larry Masinter (
Thu, 17 Aug 1995 10:53:37 PDT

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Subject: Re: Globalizing URIs
From: Larry Masinter <>
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Date: Thu, 17 Aug 1995 10:53:37 PDT

> Yes, this is a good statement.  I'd say there are two goals:

> a) allow people to make persistent references to documents when this
>    is appropriate

> b) for documents that aren't expected to be persistent, don't convey
>    a false impression that they are.

> That is, a user ought to be able to know whether a link is likely to
> break before he puts it in his hotlist.

I keep on wanting for there to be something the user can do when
putting a link in his hotlist to _make_ the reference persistent.