Re numbering of document elements, consider a web magazine, say www.economist.com.
Besides publishing new issues, it also builds an archive of old articles. If we
were to apply numbering of document elements, it would make sense for the
magazine's production staff to add new articles to the archive first, before
creating the pages for the new issue. In that case, the funny purple numbers in
the new issue as well as in the archive would point into the archive only.
This then should be a next step in e-zine publishing. Aftre that, a further step
would be to update (version) the archives (dkr) and adapt numbering system to
allow for that. This is not the end of progress, though. A person who consulted an
article should be able to request of the dkr to apprise him of updates or have
updates automatically entered into his personal store of electronic information.
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