Re: Natural keys vs Aritficial Keys
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 23:38:30 +0200
Walter Mitty wrote:
> What I don't get is whether I've understood something that today's
> trendsetters never learned or whether they are taking into
> consideration matters that I never considered important, back in the
I suggest you look closely at the URLs displayed in your browser when visiting database-backed websites. You'll notice that numeric IDs are ubiquitous. I think that is already a large part of the answer to the question why artificial keys have become prevalent in certain quarters: Meaningless numbers are just very easy to stick into URLs.
-- Michael Schuerig mailto:michael_at_schuerig.de http://www.schuerig.de/michael/Received on Sat May 16 2009 - 23:38:30 CEST