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Re: UDDI's UUIDs issue

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 16:50:35 -0800
Message-ID: <3DE2C55B.7020308@prescod.net>
To: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
CC: www-ws-arch@w3.org

Anne Thomas Manes wrote:

> A tModel's key should be unique across all UDDI registries. The main 
> reason that UDDI used UUIDs as tModel keys was to ensure that each 
> tModel does have a unique key.

All URIs are globally unique. UUIDs are not special in that way. When 
you go to Google and ask it for information about http://www.manes.net, 
there is no confusion about what resource it should give information to. 
I can take that same globally unique key to OpenText, AltaVista and 
NetNanny and get other useful information (useful to someone, anyhow).

>  So I do think that at some point (perhaps as early as V4) we
> will devise a federated model, and you should to be able to perform a 
> GET on a uddi: scheme, without specifying the registry node, and 
> manage to retrieve the tModel.

How do I know *which* federation to submit to? The One True federation? 
Who runs that, ICANN? Microsoft? The W3C? The IETF?

UDDI needs decentralization!

  Paul Prescod
Received on Monday, 25 November 2002 19:51:20 UTC

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