[uf-discuss] Re: Generating valid unique IDs for hAtom

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Thu Jun 28 06:39:02 PDT 2007

On 22 Jun 2007, at 07:07, Toby A Inkster wrote:
> What's wrong with using Permalinks as an id?
> If you need to make several entries onto the hAtom feed referencing  
> the
> same URL, then you can just add "#ref-20070722", "#ref-20070723"  
> and so on
> to the end of the URL to make it unique.

The best starting point about identifiers for Atom was written by  
Mark Pilgrim:

• http://diveintomark.org/archives/2004/05/28/howto-atom-id

It includes instructions on generating Tag URIs and also explains why  
permalinks are sub-optimal as IDs.


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