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RE: [FileAPI] Length of the opaque string for blob URLs

From: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:32:17 +0000
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, "Arun Ranganathan (aranganathan@mozilla.com)" <aranganathan@mozilla.com>
CC: "Web Applications Working Group WG (public-webapps@w3.org)" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6895C7B67488C14AA23F0E079F0D7E8F199113@TK5EX14MBXC284.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 3:38 AM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 1:03 AM, Adrian Bateman wrote:
> 
> > The current spec requires the opaque string in Blob URLs to be at least
> > 36 characters in length [1]. Our implementation doesn't currently use a
> > UUID and the length of the string is shorter than 36 characters. While
> > I have no problem with the recommendation to use UUIDs in the spec,
> > since it isn't a MUST I wonder whether the length requirement needs to
> > be a MUST. Could we relax this requirement?
> 
> Just out of interest, what was the rationale for the minimum of 36 chars?

I'm guessing it's because of the length of a typically serialised UUID.
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