Since this thread has turned into a discussion on OpenURL...

I have to say that during the OpenURL 1.0 standardization process, we 
definitely had moments of despair. Today, I'm willing to derive satisfaction 
from "it works" and overlook shortcomings. It might have been otherwise.

What I hope for is that OpenURL 1.0 eventually takes a place alongside SGML as 
a too-complex standard that directly paves the way for a universally adopted 
foundational technology like XML. What I fear is that it takes a place 
alongside MARC as an anachronistic standard that paralyzes an entire industry. 

Eric Hellman
President, Gluejar, Inc.
41 Watchung Plaza, #132
Montclair, NJ 07042

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