Message-ID: <email@example.com> From: "Archie" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "John C. Mallery" <email@example.com> Cc: <urn-ietf@Bunyip.Com>, <uri@Bunyip.Com> Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 18:01:39 -0500 Subject: Re: FYI, AAP DEVELOPS DIGITAL I.D. SYSTEM FOR PUBLICATIONS >AAP DEVELOPS DIGITAL I.D. SYSTEM FOR PUBLICATIONS >The Association of American Publishers, in conjunction with the Corporation >for National Research Initiatives, has developed an electronic >identification system for materials on the Internet. The digital object Very interesting. From checking out the site at doi.org, it appears they're using the Handle system. A friend of mine and I were speculating on what happens when there are something like 10**14 documents registered. Doesn't it seem like a hierarchical system would do the job more efficiently here? Or is there such an architecture now behind the handles? Archie -- Archie Warnock Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org -- A/WWW Enterprises Phone/FAX: 301-854-2987 -- http://www.clark.net/pub/warnock/awww.html -- As a matter of fact, I _do_ speak for my employer.