[OAI-implementers] OAI identifier resolver
Tue, 21 Oct 2003 10:30:22 -0600 (MDT)
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Adam Farquhar wrote:
> Thanks for locating and distributing the pointer to this IETF draft. It
> appears to be carefully thought through. It would certainly be much
> better to leverage an existing mechanism, rather than generate a new one
> specifically for OAI.
UUID uses Ethercard address and timestamp to generate unique id. It can
guarantee uniqueness but is not repeatable. Here we want a method which
generate unique id based on baseURL, and the method can be repeated by any
party. So I believe UUID is not appropriate for this purpose.
> Patrick CH Hochstenbach wrote:
> >An easy way to assign unique identifiers without using a central registration
> >would be UUID's. See also:
> >The uuid is in the processes of becomming an urn scheme. With it's
> >128 bit key as one of the features it is pretty strong preventing
> >collisions (see my previous post).
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