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Re: Discussion of Blob URI Scheme for Binary Data Access | IETF

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 08:55:20 +0200
Message-ID: <4E44CE58.4080103@gmx.de>
To: arun@mozilla.com
CC: uri@w3.org, GK@ninebynine.org, joseph@josephholsten.com
On 2011-08-11 21:08, Arun Ranganathan wrote:
> ...
> Actually, since the last time we discussed this, I've strengthened the
> requirements considerably, even suggesting character ranges from
> Unicode. I stop just shy of REQUIRING UUID, but you'll note that this is
> a substantial change (banning reserved chars, etc.). Your suggestion to
> me was to flesh out the "repertoire" of the opaqueString production, and
> I've tried to do just that, but also allowed Chrome's use of blob: URI
> labeling (I disagree with it, but not strongly enough to tell them not
> to do it). I think we've probably got a pretty good guarantee of global
> uniqueness; not least of all, I REQUIRE global uniqueness, make a
> prescription, and leave the actual detail to implementers. I think this
> stands as sufficient.
> ...

I appreciate the effort :-)

It doesn't change the fact that you can't get reliable global uniqueness 
unless you require a *specific* format.

Please remind me: why can't you required a UUID + postfix?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Friday, 12 August 2011 06:56:03 UTC

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