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> Hi Joe:
> This is an age-old discussion. I would like to point you
> to Robin Covers website:
> This has some good reading and some good opinions.
I don't think this article addresses Joe's questions. I also know that Joe is
enough of an old-timer that he's already familiar with most of the discussion
in the Cover article.
Joe's question is not whether, given a bit of discrete information it should
be made into a child element or an attribute, but rather how much semantic
information should be packed into generic identifiers: a much tougher question.
Joe, BTW, I'm with you on selecting #2. #1 and #3 probably mean that at some
point there will come a need to break down the semantics in the complex GI,
and I think that GIs should be as close to atomic as possible for the expected
life of the data.
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com
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