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Re: another idea for the URN approach to local UIDs in bookmarks

From: Mark Smith <mcs@pearlcrescent.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 09:09:57 -0500
Message-ID: <406C22B5.4030206@pearlcrescent.com>
To: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Cc: public-annotea-dev@w3.org

Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
>
> Do you know what other protocols use this uuid scheme? That it is
> specified (and even have algorithms and code) makes it appealing for
> this application. But if there some other protocols that use it, we
> may discover opportunities to re-use parts of those protocols as well.

OSF DCE RPC uses UUIDs (but do people use DCE?)

It is used in various LDAP implementations to tag attribute values in a 
unique way (typically to support server-to-server replication or 
client-to-server synchronization).  Some of these uses are now being 
proposed as standards in the IETF, e.g.,

   http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ldup-lcup-06.txt
   http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-zeilenga-ldap-uuid-03.txt

UUIDs are also used in COM (by Microsoft and others) as unique identifiers
for C++ interface definitions, etc.  And also in many XML based efforts (but
I don't know the details).


> We were looking for something more shapely, and with nicer colors, but
> maybe if there's already code we'll forgo aesthetics this time.

Understood.

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Mark Smith
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