"uid" microformats? (was Re: [uf-discuss] ISBN mark-up)
liu_x at lanl.gov
Mon Apr 24 20:18:44 PDT 2006
On Mon, 24 Apr 2006, Etan Wexler wrote:
> Tantek Çelik wrote to the Microformats Discuss mailing list on 2006-04-24 in
> Re: "uid" microformats? (was Re: [uf-discuss] ISBN mark-up)
> (<mid:C0725C5A.6D364%25tantek at cs.stanford.edu>,
>> hCard normatively references vCard for semantics, which says:
>> 3.6.7 UID Type Definition
>> Type purpose: To specify a value that represents a globally unique
>> identifier corresponding to the individual or resource associated
>> with the vCard.
Hi, I am joining the discussion with background of library system.
I don't think the definition of UID completely matches URI. The "globally
unique identifier" has a flavour of UUID, as the example in
I guess one cannot be certain how "globally unique" is associated with
URI, how about http://localhost or file:///etc/hosts?
So I would advocate using URI instead of UID, URI is unambiguous, and
it would encourage choosing identifiers from established URI schema. So
people will use "urn:isbn:0950788120", instead of "isbn:0950788120" or
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