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Re: currentModel attribute for /Product

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:30:05 +0100
Message-Id: <174A1093-995B-436B-AFA5-AC002A9FDD52@danbri.org>
Cc: Dave Caroline <dave.thearchivist@gmail.com>, "public-vocabs@w3.org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
To: Kenley Lamaute <kenleyl@microsoft.com>
On 28 Jul 2012, at 20:17, Kenley Lamaute <kenleyl@microsoft.com> wrote:

> The same logic would hold true for any unique identifier. Its content; It can be republished by a new owner (with appropriate uuid) or deleted... Either is okay.

+1

This desire for unbreakable identifiers (URNs etc.) is understandable, but also it is a 20+ year perma-thread. Meanwhile, the http-URI Web is mostly working fine, for billions of documents and users. Broken links are a nuisance that we can work around...

Dan

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Caroline [mailto:dave.thearchivist@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 4:37 AM
> To: Kenley Lamaute
> Cc: public-vocabs@w3.org
> Subject: Re: currentModel attribute for /Product
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> I can see a glaring hole in the URI as a unique identifier
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> If large corp creates a product and defines the uri as
> http:uri.largecorp.com/steamenginetype1
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> Sells a million but goes bust a while later what of the id we now have a dead link breaking the chain or worse decides it is an obsolete product and deletes all mention of it.
> or largecorp becomes a subsidiary of fatcorp who redefines all id's in its own image as they often do.
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> Dave Caroline
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