Identifier Pattern

Editor's note

This is work in progress

The idea here is to define 'identifier' as the combination of a

  • symbol (usually a text, but it could be a picture or something else)
  • type/class (that classifies the kind of symbol, not the kind of entity that is identified)
  • scope/context/namespace (within which the symbol can be used to identify an entity)
  • governing Party (i.e. that owns the identifier)

Earliest ideas for this came out of "Putting Identifiers in the Context of eHealth"