[sc34wg3] Problem with wildcards

Lars Heuer heuer at semagia.com
Thu Mar 5 10:26:54 EST 2009

Hi Robert,

>> This makes sense to me from the point of view that if the author hasn't
>> created an item identifier explicitly through assigning an ID, it seems
>> wrong to imply one.

> I'm worried that we now create a two-class system between item
> identifiers, ones which the author has explicitly wished for and those
> which spring into life.

Since the introduction of wildcards we have this. ?, ?foo and [-"foo"]
generate automatically a predictable item identifier otherwise we
cannot ensure that the topic has an identity.

Best regards,

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