Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: "Archie" <email@example.com> To: "Sam Sun" <ssun@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>, "John C. Mallery" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: <urn-ietf@Bunyip.Com>, <uri@Bunyip.Com> Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 15:59:03 -0500 Subject: Re: FYI, AAP DEVELOPS DIGITAL I.D. SYSTEM FOR PUBLICATIONS >The DOI namespace, a sub-namespace of Handle System name space, _is_ >heirarchical. In terms of DOI, this hierarchy is reflected in the DOI >"Prefix", and the way it is assigned or used. The DOI "Prefix" is equivalent Thanks. That clears up one issue. >define its own sub-namespace, and so on. (It is worth noting that although >the namespace is heirarchical, the resolution protocol is not, so as to >achieve minimum number of round trips, and to ensure global uniqueness.) So, what happens to name resolution times when we get something like 10**N (pick your favorite stressful value of N) documents in the system? Archie -- Archie Warnock Internet: email@example.com -- 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.