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Document ID (DocID)

The PageSeeder server allows any document – XML or binary – to be assigned a server-wide, unique, permanent identifier. This value is commonly referred to as the DocID and it has the same use case for both developers and end-users. That is, the DocID is an alternative method to folder path and filename for locating a document, like a primary key.

DocID may contain the following characters: [a-z][A-Z][0-9][-_]

The following is an example of PSML markup for the DocID :

<document level="portable">
   <documentinfo>
     <uri docid="MDT-15" title="My Document"/>
   </documentinfo>
   ...
</document>

Following are rules to be aware of when processing using DocIDs:

  • Because DocIDs are unique to the domain of the URI, they may be in use but not visible to a particular project or group. To protect the integrity of a particular range of IDs, use a prefix to (i.e. XYZ-????).

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