[Geojson] clarification on Feature id

Sean Gillies sgillies at frii.com
Sun Mar 16 19:55:18 PDT 2008

Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 09:21:46AM -0600, Sean Gillies wrote:
>> My original use case for id was that it would be globally unique, like
>> atom:id, and support CRUD operations between clients and servers, like
>> the WFS feature id. OpenLayers, for example, has feature ids in its data
>> model, and could take advantage of server-provided ids.
> GIS Servers and Clients, on the other hand, almost never produce
> globally unique IDs, no? 
> Regards,

You're right, XML IDs (GML, KML) must only be unique within a document.


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