Nathan Torkington (
Mon, 12 Jul 1993 13:23:39 +1200

> I'm just trying to figure it all out.

Join the club :)

> I imagined a simple set of pairs of strings, URNs and URLs.

This shouldn't be right -- if it were that easy, there'd be no benefit
in having URNs :). I imagined it would be something like

URN -> list of URLs and some kind of grading function

> If I have a large hierarchical set of files (a chunked book), do I
> have to give each chunk a URN for this system to be useful?

Would it be sensible to give the book a URN, and then assume each
copy is the same, so you can use a URL like
(dereference URN to get URL)#chunk

Yours in equal perplexity :)