Re: [htdig] Problems with GET URLS

Subject: Re: [htdig] Problems with GET URLS
From: Paul Wolstenholme (
Date: Mon Apr 10 2000 - 16:14:59 PDT

Gilles Detillieux wrote:
> > As a side note, has anyone hacked Htdig to check if there is a DOI or
> > PII number assigned to the document. Wouldn't this would be a good way
> > to identify if the files are the same or not?
> I never read about DOI or PII numbers here before, so I'd assume no one
> had proposed it before. I'm not familiar with these, but if they're a
> common standard, then it might make good sense to use them. I don't expect
> they'd do the job for everyone who requested duplicate suppression, though.
> There's been talk of using MD5 checksums for this purpose. It's on the
> to-do list, but I don't know of anyone actively working on it.
For those interested in a couple of proposed document identification
standards, here are a couple of URLS:

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Publisher Item Identifier (PII)


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