[Standards-JIG] Fwd: proto-JEP: SVG Whiteboarding

Boyd Fletcher boyd.fletcher at je.jfcom.mil
Fri Sep 15 03:43:55 UTC 2006


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UUID

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID

On 9/13/06 11:45 PM, "Joonas Govenius" <joonas.govenius at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/28/06, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
>> Joonas Govenius wrote:
>>> As for the format of the id, the proposed format was my idea for
>>> making sure they are unique in the session. However, I chatted with
>>> Boyd and Michael yesterday and agreed that using GUIDs (Globally
>>> Unique Identifiers) makes sense.
>> 
>> What's the algorithm for creating these?
>> 
> 
> I'm not yet familiar with the details but hopefully Boyd or Keith can
> explain their method. I think they use JID as one of the inputs.
> 
> In anycase, I think the idea is that even though collisions are not
> stricktly speaking impossible, they are so unlikely that they are
> irrelevant as it is more likely that such a collision is due to a
> hardware failure, like memory corruption, than due to an actual
> failure of the method.
> 
> Joonas




More information about the Standards mailing list