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Re: Namespace names: a semi-serious proposal

From: Paul W. Abrahams <abrahams@valinet.com>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 14:35:27 -0400
Message-ID: <392EC3EF.A87D9FE1@valinet.com>
To: "Arnold, Curt" <Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com>
CC: "'xml-uri@w3.org'" <xml-uri@w3.org>
"Arnold, Curt" wrote:

> Isn't that already achievable by using a URI with a protocol of "uuid:" for the namespace and using the UUID generation algorithms.  That could be a solution for relative URI's that are intended to
> indicate a document specific namespace.

Where are the UUID generation algorithms described?  I couldn't locate a description of UUIDs using the IETF search facility.  And as I asked John Cowen about OIDs, can anyone get as many UUIDs as
they wish?  Can my grandmother get a bushel of them?

Paul Abrahams
Received on Friday, 26 May 2000 14:35:40 UTC

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