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Subject: Re: [regrep] [RS Issue] Allowing non UUID, URN values for RegistryObject.id



This will also align better with ebXML CPPA and BPSS use of UUID as a
Reference Key value that may be other than DCE 128.

Thanks, DW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Farrukh Najmi" <Farrukh.Najmi@Sun.COM>
To: <regrep@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 11:21 AM
Subject: [regrep] [RS Issue] Allowing non UUID, URN values for

> Matt commented on regrep-rs-3.0-draft-01.pdf section 5.1.2 where it says
> "The id MUST be a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) and MUST conform
> to the format of a URN that specifies a DCE 128 bit UUID as specified in
> [UUID]" as follows:
> "There are certain situations where it may be necessary for a registry
> to specify an ID That is not dce 128.  For example, in Adobe's
> implementation, all user information comes from our Policy Server, and
> it has its own IDs.  we use a namespace to indicate this, e.g.
> urn:aps:node:87787887878787.  This section should be lenient to this."
> I have long felt that we should relax the id attribute to allow any URN
> and require that the registry check for uniqueness within the local
> registry during submission. In a federated situation the local id is
> implictly qualified by the home attribute value for the home registry so
> that would allow global uniqueness.
> Does anyone object to the change that allows RegistryObject.id to be any
> URN value that is unique within the local registry? If so please
> indicate your reasons clearly and indicate whether you could live with
> this change if others felt it was needed. Thanks.
> -- 
> Regards,
> Farrukh
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