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- From: Joe English <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 12:34:08 -0800
Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> [...] My guess would be that
> "urn:uuid:..." is the second most common URI variant after URL, and the
> latest IETF draft has even given up the feeble approach of using hosts'
> network addresses for UUID generation. Now they recommend using random
> numbers all the way. Seems the very antithesis of "territory".
Does anyone know where the the latest IETF draft is?
I can't find anything about the uuid: scheme under the
URN working group area or the "Individual Submissions"
area, and a keyword search for "uuid" doesn't turn
anything up. Has the draft expired?
The UUID scheme would solve a real problem I've been having
wrt. inventing namespace URIs: "[t]he namespace name, to
serve its intended purpose, should have the characteristics
of uniqueness and persistence." [Namespaces, section 2].
Uniqueness I can handle -- the organization behind flightlab.com
is small enough that there's little chance of conflict if
I use an 'http:' URL (and besides, I'm the only one here who
really does much with XML anyway), but persistence is another
Using the http: scheme for persistent URIs is all well and good for
the W3C, but you'd think they'd know better than to recommend
it as a general solution for everyone else after having gone
through the info.cern.ch -> mit.edu -> w3.org transition.