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Two kinds of documents in the CERN-wide Web are of interest here

documents informing people about software, projects services etc., and
documents informing people about people, especially their e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

In the first case a reference to the CERN phone book is needed for the signature which indicates the author or person responsible for the document or service. (Unsigned documents are of no interest, their authors are probably ashamed of having written them.)

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.

Janne Saarela
Wed May 17 14:38:58 METDST 1995