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RE: Style question

From: Kirkham, Pete (UK) <pete.kirkham@baesystems.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 10:00:49 +0000
To: ben syverson <w3@likn.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-id: <820DBA1A8ECA1D45A557AFD03CF4DEE06E2839@glkms0015>


You may well not like it, but you could make a UUID from the SHA hash of your nodes' names and use that (prepending 'u' or something to make it a legal xml name)- it has the advantage of being unique, and isn't confusing if the node name changes whilst its identity remains the same (by being human-opaque to begin with). It depends on your tool support (which you are writing) as to whether it causes problems in authoring, and whether it's a node with inherent identity with a human readable label, or a node whose identity is a function of the human readable label.

Pete

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