Re: Namespace names: a semi-serious proposal

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                         
	Yes, I know the message date is bogus.  I can't help it.
		--me, on far too many occasions

Received on Friday, 26 May 2000 15:20:13 UTC