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Re: Viral fragment identity ecosystem

From: Orion Adrian <orion.adrian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 12:26:40 -0400
Message-ID: <abd6c8010510040926v3272c87eg57f3a05baf3c5aab@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

On 10/4/05, Ryan King <ryan@theryanking.com> wrote:
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> On Oct 2, 2005, at 8:48 PM, Steven Ellis wrote:
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> > Hi,
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> > I think that document fragments, whether they be structurally or
> > conceptually coherent, need to be permitted formal expression in
> > XHTML. The simplest illustration of this may be xhtml microformats.
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> > Bracing microformats (and other fragments) using globally unique
> > identifiers would permit machine isolation and analysis, cross
> > referencing, consensus, scriptability, coalescence, and the
> > association of folksonomies with high resolution.
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> > Please consider an attribute capable of accepting an arbitrary
> > 'unique concept / null concept' identifier.
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> > <div identity="3C05DC85-DC34-4546-9210-02EC43188367" id="MyCard"
> > class="hCard">Content</div>
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> > In this case 3C05DC85-DC34-4546-9210-02EC43188367 may achieve
> > consensus as an hCard microformat reference.  Can you speculate how
> > this will scale? I thought it good enough to share.
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> Personally, I think URLs + id attributes are enough.

URL's change as do id's so it's not really enough. To make something
truly identifiable it's universal identifier can't change after
creation. URL's can do that while behaving, but id's most certainly
will not given the tight integration of HTML elements and CSS.

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Orion Adrian
Received on Tuesday, 4 October 2005 16:26:46 GMT

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