Re: [VCARDDAV] UID - why singular, not plural/ multiple?

Simon Perreault <simon.perreault@viagenie.ca> Sun, 25 July 2010 12:33 UTC

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Andy Mabbett wrote, on 07/25/2010 02:23 PM:
> For example, UIDs for the playwright William Shakespeare include:
> 
>    *   http://d-nb.info/gnd/118613723
>    *   http://errol.oclc.org/laf/n78095332.html
>    *   http://viaf.org/viaf/96994048
>    *   http://dbpedia.org/page/William_Shakespeare
>    *   ...
> 
> Have I misunderstood the purpose of UID?

Yes, I think you did. The above are not UIDs, they are locators. Pretty much
like the difference between URL and URN.

If you make up an example involving vCards I'll be glad to explain it further...

Simon
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