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Re: ID primitive

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 02:28:47 +0000
Message-ID: <4D65C25F.4050005@webr3.org>
To: "Seiler, Karl" <karl.seiler@navteq.com>
CC: Andy Braun <ajbraun@gmail.com>, "Public POI @ W3C" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
IRI/URI?

Seiler, Karl wrote:
> I think the goal of an ID is:
> 
> *         Unique - not-named-based identification
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> *         Key - able to be used as a primary key
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> *         Persistent - does not change unless a key large scale change to the object warrants (rare)
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> *         Efficient - does not consume large bandwidth to distribute
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> *         Informative - can potentially contain some high level information about the object to circumvent always having to complete a round trip to the content service to determine if the object is of interest (country code, basic type - point, line, area, ownership  - private, public)
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> From: public-poiwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-poiwg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Andy Braun
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:43 AM
> To: Public POI @ W3C
> Subject: ID primitive
> 
> On today's Teleconference the ID primitive was briefly discussed.  Karl Seiler recommended that we look at what data should be encompassed in a POI's idea. Does it encompass geodata? Other Data? Surely there is something better than a 64bit number.
> 
> While I dont have a solution I do have a few thoughts.
> 
> With the assumption that the ID is permanent, can it include info that is not permanent? For example if there is a POI for a Circus and we include Geodata in the ID does that imply that circus can not move? If as discussed a POI has a relative location how is that capture?
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> Is there a decent permanent piece of information that can be added to the ID? Or is location fine except for the edge cases above?
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