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Re: [Bug 25763] New: does the ID really have to be exaclty 36 char long?

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 19:20:33 -0700
Message-ID: <CABkgnnXpU4Xkg0hCNC0CjJk3tkS6AXqSexiK6Peopkb329RS0A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
Cc: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
On 18 May 2014 11:45, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> wrote:
> I see no reason for the restriction, so would be happy to remove it.
> Web folks: Is there anything else in the platform that has an ID of
> exactly 36 characters?
> And if so, why?

How long is a UUID?  36 characters.

I think that this is a little overzealous.  But if you want to do it
right, you probably want to include some guidance on what not to do.
For instance, counting from one just invites collisions.

On the other hand, we already know that we can't prevent collisions
due to the ID from remote peers being maintained.  I think that is
pretty bad design, but there you have it.  Maybe guidance isn't
needed.
Received on Monday, 19 May 2014 02:21:01 UTC

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