Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Hyperlinks That Last All Summer Long

How do you stop this from happening?

FTrain had an article about it recently:
"I have a way to solve the problem. Or rather, I will now dictate my ideas to an uncaring world, for the fun of it. Here's what happens: someone sets up a small organization that assigns permanent URLS to every major news event. The URLS look like this: http://newspurl.org/pakistan-india-nuclear, http://newspurl.org/kyoto-treaty or http://newspurl.org/us-china-trade. Simple stuff. The URLs don't have to be incredibly granular or complicated."

"Then, whenever anyone publishes a story on a topic to the Web, they include a bit of metadata in their web page indicating that this page is covering a Newspurl-identified story. "

http://ftrain.com/tech_idea.html

This is similar to "Robust Hyperlinks" you simply add "...five or so word content-based lexical signature to make a Robust Hyperlink. When the URL's address-based portion breaks, the signature is fed into any web search engine to find the new site of the page." You tried to escape Google, that was your mistake!

http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~phelps/Robust/index2.html

Something to integrate into Mozilla:
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~phelps/Robust/software.html

Good to see he liked Flowers for Algenon.
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