[uf-discuss] Employee number

Paul Denning pauld at mitre.org
Mon Sep 25 12:33:21 PDT 2006

At 04:29 PM 2006-09-19, Ryan King wrote:
>>Sounds like a use case for URIs [1]

Life would be better if URI's were used in more places.
I do not want to invent a new URI Scheme (bad idea per W3C TAG [1]).
[1] http://tinyurl.com/roao2

>>and/or UIDs [2].
>It also sounds like a very specific use case.

I disagree.  Employee numbers are used by many many companies.  I am 
talking about standardizing (in the microformats sense) how HTML is 
marked up to indicate that a string on the page is an employee number.

What I do with that string is a specific use case, perhaps.

Employee numbers are "for a specific problem domain" as stated in the 
definition of microformats. [0]

Maybe if there was a standard way to find the employee number, some 
generic tools would be developed to do things that use the employee number.

[0]  http://microformats.org/wiki/Main_Page


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