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Re: [Fwd: Re: terminology for purple numbers]

On Thu, 26 Jul 2001, Murray Altheim wrote:    (01)

> I'd suggested 'sid' for 'structure identifier' but I like 'path
> identifier' better, and as I mentioned, since these are identifiers
> used as prefixes to ID values, I'd prefer they contain 'id', so I'd
> go with 'pid'. I hope nobody begins pronouncing that with a long 'i'.    (02)

I like 'pid' better than 'sid' also.  My only concern is avoiding any kind
of confusion w/ XPath.    (03)

What about 'hid' -- hierarchical ID -- which is what Purple uses?  I was
backing away from it before, but the discussion made me want to return to
it again.  That's what those addresses do, after all -- express hierarchy.    (04)

-Eugene    (05)

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