Re: Globalizing URIs

Martin J Duerst (mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch)
Thu, 17 Aug 1995 22:33:32 +0200 (MET DST)


Message-Id: <9508172033.AA06032@mocha.bunyip.com>
Subject: Re: Globalizing URIs
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com (Larry Masinter)
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 1995 22:33:32 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: moore@cs.utk.edu, brian@organic.com, sollins@lcs.mit.edu,
In-Reply-To: <95Aug17.105342pdt.2763@golden.parc.xerox.com> from "Larry Masinter" at Aug 17, 95 10:53:37 am
From: Martin J Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>

>> 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.

Larry - Do you mean that it should be the user, and not the author,
who decides? Kind of the "don't let that go away, I'll need it" button?
Looks like the only chance you have is to make a copy for
yourself (or yourself and others). The author (or anybody else)
may not be ready to pay for keeping the stuff on a server
for eternity. Also, the author may not want the document
to exist forever, or to be copied, and may get pretty angry
at your intentions, probably with quite some justification.

Regards,	Martin.