[uf-discuss] "authoritative hCards", a simpler proposl

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Sun Mar 4 21:25:23 PST 2007

On Mar 4, 2007, at 10:05 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> And, being an advocate for "Well Designed URLs", I do not think the  
> right
> solution is to simply tag a random and undiscoverable and  
> unmemorizable UID
> onto the end of a URL. But I'd have to understand the problem  
> domain and
> use-cases to be better able to make an alternate proposal.

I think you're still a bit confused about what was suggested.  Every  
URL is already a potential UID, so there's no need to add anything  
onto the end.  URLs are unique, and some of them (e.g. http:// 
theryanking.com/blog/contact/#vcard) identify people.  That's all a  
UID needs to be: unique and identifying.  Many UIDs happen to be  
random strings of numbers and/or letters, but that's not at all a  
requirement for UIDs.  So the proposal was just to add the UID class  
name to the URL class name, e.g. <a class="url uid" href="http:// 
theryanking.com/blog/contact/#vcard">Ryan King</a>, not to add  
anything to the actual URL.


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