Ownership of Names (was Re: Public identifiers and topic maps)

Steven R. Newcomb srn at techno.com
Tue Sep 29 19:15:36 BST 1998

> Assigning your own names to things is just cataloging, nothing more.  If
> the Dewey Decimal system had conformed to ISO 9070, all our library catalog
> entries would be of the form:
> -//Dewey::Catalog//DOCUMENT 301 Title, Author//EN
> But Dewey doesn't own the books, just the cataloging system for them.
> So why should you be denied the same opportunity to define a classification
> scheme as Dewey?

This is not the point.  Dewey doesn't conform to 9070, and yet, silly
me, I may still want to use Dewey.  Specifically, how can I use Dewey?
More generally, how do I use any arbitrary catalog to point to one of
the things that it catalogs?  That is the question I'm concerned


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