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One simple strategy is not to change your approach to storage of IDs, which can continue to be "simple" keys. If you use that strategy, the only change from a "conventional" application is that the server is doing all the URL<->simpleId conversions instead of pushing that responsibility onto the client. Another good strategy is to store Ids in the form that the URI spec calls "path-absolute" URIs — basically you lop off the scheme and authority. This strategy works well, but may require a bit more care, and may cause problems if you have to integrate with other tables that have a different approach to keys.



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