Subject: RE: a new UID discussion
Message text written by "Nieman, Scott" >I believe the intent of UID's is to provide a determinate path to metadata associated with the defined element. While there may be instances in which a user-defined element has exactly the same metadata (no more, no less), I think more commonly the metadata will include some unique properties or property values. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< The bottom line on all this is YES - there will be shed loads of UID's, but this is still good news. Notice grocery industry has 7,000,000 barcodes or there abouts - but my estimate is that about 15,000 to 20,000 UID's will cover the attributes of those products. Then the real KEY is the classification structure and CC and BP is totally driven off this. The problem with EDI past is you had NO classification (well nothing as dynamic and intrinsic) - therefore you could never accurately locate something by context and industry domain. Now that you can - this was what RegRep demo'd in Tokyo PoC - this changes the whole complection of the use of UID - now instead of being anonymous hard to manage entities, they are collections grouped by logical context and business use - ie the linkage that ties together Core Components! Simple really. DW.
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