the names of resources
Robert A. (Bob) Morris
ram at CS.UMB.EDU
Thu Aug 17 12:03:58 CEST 2000
I've found a very cool page with a quite cogent explanation of the
several internet standards involved with naming and locating resources
on the internet, in distributed databases, etc. etc. I haven't looked
at the author's (Norm Walsh) proposal for dealing with some of the
associated mysteries generically, but his explanation of what those
are is very readable, and he is a well informed fellow at ArborText,
an important player in the distributed documentation world.
It is at
p.s. Norm's column shtick is incidentally interesting to biologists:
Title: Standard Deviation from Norm.
This column: If you can name it, you can claim it.
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