Issue No. 05 - September/October (2001 vol. 5)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/4236.957891
<p>Currently, Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) are used to name and access Web-based resources. However, URLs pose a significant scalability problem because they cannot be used to refer to replicated Web pages. The authors propose a new URI scheme called Human-Friendly Names (HFNs) to solve this scalability problem. HFNs are high-level names that are easy-to-use by humans and name Web resources in a location-independent way. This article describes a scalable HFN-to-URL resolution mechanism that is based on URNs and makes use of the Domain Name System (DNS) and the Globe Location Service. </p>
Keywords: naming, resource location, scalability, wide-area systems, DNS
G. Ballintijn, M. van Steen and A. S. Tanenbaum, "Scalable Human-Friendly Resource Names," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 5, no. , pp. 20-27, 2001.