|I have been thinking for years about the problem of named addresses in Xanadu (rather than only being able to follow a link or type in a number). If named addresses are used, it would introduce all the problems the web has with them: competition for the "good" names, trademark infringements, etc. But many people will want named addresses anyway to put in non-hypertext advertising and to give to friends and personal contacts. |
Why not just use a naming system already in place instead of duplicating the process in Xanadu: use the Web? If someone wants a name for their Xanalogical document(s), they will just give out the address to a web page that will contain the appropriate links into Xanadu. Of course, links inside Xanadu hypermedia can have any name they want and the real address will be hidden inside the link.