[Standards] References and XHTML-IM interoperability

Tobias M tmarkmann at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 2 15:44:04 UTC 2016

> On 2 Dec 2016, at 16:39, Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:
> They’re long and (as far as I can see at the moment) unnecessary when a simple per-stanza counter would suffice - only uniqueness within a stanza is needed, not globally, isn’t it?

As far as I know, technically an XML ID value needs to be unique in the whole document, and for the XMPP case the document is the XMPP stream/session. Using UUIDs would avoid having to go over and reassign IDs when attaching one message to another, etc.

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