[uf-discuss] UID in iCalendar

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Jul 3 12:44:56 PDT 2006

Tantek Çelik wrote:
> Agreed with Brian's interpretation.
> In addition, I think if we make a stronger suggestion (perhaps a SHOULD)
> that individual hCards and hCalendar events have a unique-to-the-document
> 'id' attribute on their root elements, then automatic construction of
> globally unique UIDs becomes fairly straightforward, and we can write an
> "implied UID" rule for hCard and hCalendar at a minimum.
> Thoughts?  
> I'd like to add "SHOULD use 'id'" and "implied UID" to hCard and hCalendar
> soon if no one objects.  And yes, we should update the creators so that they
> auto-specify uniqueish 'id' attributes on the root elements as well for ease
> of authoring.

This is an excellent idea. Any thoughts on whether this implies a design 
pattern that can be used across other microformats (perhaps extracting a 
UID microformat like you did with geo [1] and adr [2])?

Regards, etc...

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/adr
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/geo

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