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I think I am missing the core concept here. This still uses IDs, only now you have to grep them out of a URL construct instead of just getting them directly?

I don't get the intent at all here, but I have a suspicion whatever problem this tries to solve is better solved by UUIDs or by doing nothing out of the ordinary.

The URL doesn't contain the ID, it _is_ the id. If you stop treating the URL as an opaque string but start parsing things out, you are definitely not getting any benefits.

One benefit of using urls as ids is that it no longer is just an id, it also describes where you can get it's representation.

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