On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 18:53, Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> One reason persistent IDs are better than persistent URLs is that you
> can Google them. You see this with DOIs: it's true that there is a
> well-known resolution service that you can use for DOIs if you're so
> inclined, but actually a simple web-search for, say, 10.1144/SP343.22
> will get you what you need. Same for ISBNs.
Chalk this up to Devil's advocacy, but are URLs not Googleable?
got me what I needed.