[tdwg-guid] Immutability of LSID data

Bob Morris morris.bob at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 16:01:20 CEST 2007

On 7/16/07, Ricardo Pereira <ricardo at tdwg.org> wrote:
One thing that is wrong with it is that if a conforming client
acquires the data with a getData call from two different sources, and
they return different byte strings, then the client is permitted to
signal an error and possibly break an application that exercises a
blind faith in the power of "semantic immutability".

>  b) Some may claim that caching of LSIDs and the associated data would be
> impossible. But since the data is always "semantically immutable", what's
> wrong with caching it?

Robert A. Morris
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