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RE: Applet, Target, Object, Embed in XHTML 1.1

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 18:27:37 -0000
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> > > How can one tell that the parameter to the object tag is trying
> > > to invoke an Active-X object ?  Is there some central registry
> >
> > The whole point of guuids (Microsoft globally unique IDs) is that there
> > is no need for a central registry, as the chances of a collision are
> > negligible.
> Huh?  Are we talking something pseudo-random here?  I guess anyone
> with a clue about combinatorics is a junior programmer noone
> listens to, until they grow a suit and pointy hair and "get the
> bigger picture".
> "This'll be out of service long before the year 2000 ...."

It is neither pseudo-random, nor for that matter Microsoft created (its an
Open Software Foundation invention).

There will indeed be a risk of UUIDs/GUIDs (same thing, different name)
created around 3400 colliding with UUIDs created around 1990 on a machine
with the same IEEE 802 address.
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