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Origin computation

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 14:50:47 +0100
Message-ID: <49411AB7.7070805@gmx.de>
To: public-html@w3.org

Looking at <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#origin>:

"3. If url does not use a server-based naming authority, or if parsing 
url failed, or if url is not an absolute URL, then return a new globally 
unique identifier."

I'm always becoming nervous when a spec requires a globally unique 
identifier, but doesn't state the syntax. How are different 
implementations supposed to mint globally unique identifiers if the 
syntax is totally unrestricted?

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 11 December 2008 13:51:30 UTC

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