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Re: [xanadu] Proposed naming of addresses solution

In my proposal to use the Web for named links into Xanadu, I was not proposing any changes at all to the Xanadu linking system. I was just suggesting that the current name servers could be used, since they are already in place and already contain hundreds of millions of domain names. It would be a transitional convenience until Xanadu rules the world and can take over the name servers for it's own use directly (this could take a while). I am just suggesting using Web addresses to print on business cards and text in video (television and movies not directly hyperlinked). Just show the address of a web page that will contain a Xanadu style link to where you want them to go. A meta-refresh could also be used to automatically send them to the Xanadu document.

On May 20, 2007, at 2:45 AM, First Speaker Schol-R-LEA;2 wrote:

Jack Seay wrote:
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. 

That really doesn't match how hyperdocuments in Xanadu exist, as I've always understood them; a link doesn't point to a document, it *defines* a document as a series of links to sections of data from one or more sources. 

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