On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 8:48 AM, O.Stephens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What we are considering is the best way to represent a web page (or similar - pdf etc.) in an OpenURL. It looks like we could do something as simple as:
Wait, are you using the target URL as a uniquely identifying key? URLs
can change not only location, but meaning. Consider:
What if www.bbc.co.uk changes address, and www.bbc.co.uk becomes
something else you want to link to? Then you'd have
&rft_id=http://www.bbc.co.uk really refer to http://new.example.co.uk,
and you'd need to use a dummy rft_id to refer to whatever new content
lives at http://www.bbc.co.uk.
Unless I'm totally confused as to what you're trying to do, this seems
like a bad idea. An artificial key is a better choice.
If you want something like tr.im, use something like tr.im.