oops; last message went out just before I got this one.
On Nov 30, 2004, at 10:41 AM, Karen Coyle wrote:
> The info uri could easily include a DOI or a SICI (although the SICI
> hasn't been registered yet). However, I don't think using "info" solves
> the underlying problem, which is that the same article needs to be
> the SAME identifier by different people/databases, and there is no
> universal identifier that currently is one-to-one with the article.
Well, DOI. And what of isbns or lccns?
as you say, this doesn't help for all of those items that don't have
these sort of identifiers, but my thinking is that info solves one
obvious problem in that it actually identifies the type of a given
identifier, and so gives some flexibility to use different kinds in a
single system. So, if a DOI is present, that would be used, and the
fallback might be SICI.
A tricky problem; this.