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Re: [Bug 11270] New: Interaction between in-line keys and key generators

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 00:33:06 -0800
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=V2c_O44-ySr65NmW3_4yHrURbHpvuSHaJH3ts@mail.gmail.com>
To: Keean Schupke <keean@fry-it.com>
Cc: Jeremy Orlow <jorlow@chromium.org>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Pablo Castro <Pablo.Castro@microsoft.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:59 PM, Keean Schupke <keean@fry-it.com> wrote:
> Why not return the full 64bit ID in an opaque object? Maths and comparing
> IDs is meaningless anyway.

Then we'd have to overload both the structured clone algorithm and the
== javascript operator.

Even with 53 bits you can generate a new ID a million times a second
for 285 years. So I really don't think we need to worry. And if anyone
is still worrying then I'd say lets look at this in a hundred years or
so, at which point I suspect that javascript has grown support for
64bit integers bringing us back to that half a million year limit :)

/ Jonas
Received on Saturday, 13 November 2010 08:34:00 UTC

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