[uf-discuss] Employee number
ryan at technorati.com
Tue Sep 26 09:10:20 PDT 2006
On Sep 25, 2006, at 12:33 PM, Paul Denning wrote:
> At 04:29 PM 2006-09-19, Ryan King wrote:
>>> Sounds like a use case for URIs 
> 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 ).
>  http://tinyurl.com/roao2
>>> and/or UIDs .
>> 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
> 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. 
> 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
I completely agree that if we had a standard way to mark up employee
numbers, companies (enterprises, even) could build nice, loosely
However, that doesn't get around the point that microformats are
build around existing practices. I was just asking you to build some
existing practice of your own first.
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