Re: What are the design criteria for primary keys?

From: -CELKO- <jcelko212_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 18:30:19 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <62c56c37-e7d6-428b-ba54-ecad46bf0e13_at_a11g2000vbn.googlegroups.com>



>> Celko wants everybody to use published keys, sometimes that's advantageous but it's not essential, after all the published keys one has never seen before aren't familiar before one adopts them. <<

I like industry standards for several reasons:

1) Validation = Can I look at it and see the form is correct?
2) Verification = Can an external source map the key to the entity?
3) Universality = Does everyone agree on the meaning?  This is the
idea of a trusted source to maintain the standard for me (the laziness principle of programming).

 I think this is more important than familiarity, which is subjective. Received on Fri Sep 03 2010 - 20:30:19 CDT

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