Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus

Bill Janssen (
Tue, 13 Apr 1993 15:16:03 PDT

Excerpts from ext.WorldWideWeb: 13-Apr-93 Re: Project Gutenberg's Rog.. (1150)

> I see a problem coming here: how does an unreplicated document (say my
> own home page) make a reference to such a replicated document? If I

We're trying out a system at PARC that has a similar problem. Our
tentative solution, translated to URL terms, is that one particular
scheme of URL is a list of URL's, any of which can be used to access the
document. This would allow the client to use whichever copy of the
document it ``decides'' is closest/cheapest. We also have different URL
schemes that allow us to say, ``look up this UID in a name-service of
this type'' -- indirection.