I actually made this point a couple of months ago, and we discussed it
for a while. The conclusion was that the folks working on URL
extensions are apparently trying to address these sorts of issues now
(where there are potentially multiple copies of an object, some more
convenient than others). We decided to wait and see if anything came
out of that work, rather than duplicate effort now; if the URL folks
solve the problem, it should be applicable to our needs.
(I confess to *some* skepticism that they *will* solve it -- it's a
hard problem in the general case. But I'm willing to wait and see;
we should be able to add local caching and alternate names later,
Random Quote du Jour:
"You can *not* use the same adjective to describe THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY and
MOBY-DICK and have it mean anything.
(Oh, all right. You can describe them both as "large."
You know what I mean.)"
-- Da Roach