meta attributes (was: IdPv3 - eduPersonTargetedID - How to define and release this attribute?)

Michael A Grady mgrady at
Mon Apr 4 15:42:03 EDT 2016

> On Apr 4, 2016, at 1:54 PM, Paul Hethmon <paul.hethmon at> wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2016, at 2:40 PM, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at> wrote:
>>> 	+1 for attribute names as URLs...
>> This seems like a strange topic to revisit in light of the supposed inevitability of a technology that believes attribute names should be 3 characters long.
> You need more than 36^3 names? (ignoring case sensitivity and being biased towards the English alphabet)
> Makes me think about compiler class and realizing that the skill to write C code in fewer characters/lines never translated to faster code.

I'll veer off-topic and say that reminds me of a brief time programming in MUMPS in the 1970s, where you could abbreviate every command to 1 to 3 letters and create extremely obtuse code. :-)

Michael A. Grady
IAM Architect, Unicon, Inc.

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