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Re: Simple solution? Pub. Idents. vs URN.

From: Jon Bosak <bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 1996 12:11:00 -0800
Message-Id: <199611282011.MAA03190@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: tallen@fsc.fujitsu.com
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
[Terry Allen:]

| ISBNs precisely do identify classes of identical physical objects.
| The paperback and hardback realizations of the same text (nonphysical
| object) printed exactly the same way commonly have different ISBNs.
| Furthermore, sloppy publishers sometimes do not change the ISBN of a
| book when they issue a revised edition.  ISBNs are about the worst
| possible illustration of URNs.

You're right, that was a terrible example.  Legal citations might have
been better.

Received on Thursday, 28 November 1996 15:13:05 UTC

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