> From: Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative Forum
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Bernhard Eversberg
> Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2012 11:16 AM
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> Subject: Re: [BIBFRAME] The German National Library's response

> Or is the that we store URIs /along with/ the conventional text being
> represented by them? If so, I misunderstood the whole concept and need
> to apologize. And ask another question.

As far as I can tell that must be the approach taken. The World Wide Web
architecture already provides for this with the various cache control
and expiration headers respected by existing clients -- an
implementation of a bibliographic system would just need to be
pre-populated with many of the standard values being referenced.

There's no need to apologize -- particularly in XML tools, there has
historically been a confusion of using a URL to identify some
already-accessible piece of data (URL as URI), and using the URL to
access something over the network (URL as URL).

Steven Huwig