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Two kinds of documents in the CERN-wide Web are of
In the first case a reference to the
CERN phone book is needed for the signature which indicates
or person responsible for the document or service.
(Unsigned documents are of no interest, their authors are
probably ashamed of having written them.)
documents informing people about software, projects
services etc., and
documents informing people about people, especially their
e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
In both cases it is useful to have a direct pointer to a
particular person which does
This identifier, called ccid (for Computer Center
IDentifier), was introduced some years ago and can be used
now also in W3/Mosaic.
not involve any search,
is a unique indentifier of this person,
is not reused in case the person stops working at CERN.
Wed May 17 14:38:58 METDST 1995