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Re: Namespace names: a semi-serious proposal

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Fri, 26 May 100 15:43:46 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200005261943.PAA01008@locke.ccil.org>
To: abrahams@acm.org
Cc: Curt.Arnold@hyprotech.com, xml-uri@w3.org
Paul W. Abrahams scripsit:
> "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?

IIRC, they encode a combination of one's low-level Ethernet (or token ring)
address and the time of day.

John Cowan                                   cowan@ccil.org
	Yes, I know the message date is bogus.  I can't help it.
		--me, on far too many occasions
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