Re: forwarded... [Explicit Linking is Impossible]

Tony Sanders (
Wed, 05 May 1993 18:40:28 -0500

> There are already number series for books (ISBN) and serials (ISSN).
> What I seem to ask for is ISHN, or an International Standard for
> Hypertext Numbers. These would have to be longer than ISBN numbers,
> because they would not only refer to books, but also to sections and
> paragraphs within a book. An author would register an ISHN for each
> section or paragraph of his book, and other authors could only refer
> to these numbers. After that, the author must not change his book.
> This sounds too complicated to me, so lets hear some better solutions!
This is what DOCid's are. A namespace like DNS where you register
documents. Someone just has to do it.