Can't we all just hash along?

Steve Nordquist (
Tue, 01 Sep 1998 16:50:54 -0500

> In other words, if you want to have a namespace that is really safe
> from broken links (short of social meltdown), then give a huge grant
> to a library to maintain a persistent namespace containing whatever
> content you want to name. But until I have enough money to do that,
> I'd rather be adding a URI to my references (which works most of the time)
> than just standing around pissing in the wind.

...which application, demonstrated, is to witness of macrocosmic power as
flowers are to love; some power is cordoned for other than safety reasons.
Which brings me to the universal ODBC search key; it's a bolder reference,
a better guarantee of dialectic relevance and there's no Xanadu in it, if
what worries your advisors.