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Re: [higgins-dev] My position on EntityId

higgins-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 09/17/2008 10:26:05 AM:
> Please respond to "Higgins \(Trust Framework\) Project developer discussions"

> I have added my thoughts here:
> Here is a summary of my position (expressed in more detail on the wiki page):

> I am open to supporting the “moral equivalent” of 0..n EntityIds
> that Tony desires but I need someone to present at least one real-
> world use-case to motivate it (I’ve not been able to come up with one).

> By “moral equivalent” I mean:
> 0..1 “canonical” EntityId. This EntityId is unique AT LEAST within
> the scope of its containing Context. This EntityId MUST be immutable.

> 0..n synonyms. These are represented as 0..n values of a new defined
> Attribute type called something like higgins:synonym

In Entity that represents me, I can have AT LEAST the following EntityIds:
0: SSN:123-45-6789
1: IBM Employee Id: ABCDEF

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