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  1. OMG Issue

XMI24 — Section B6

  • Key: XMI24-146
  • Legacy Issue Number: 17494
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Oracle ( Dave Hawkins)
  • Summary:

    I think it would be helpful if uuids were limited to valid
    URIs. An href is typed as xsd:anyURI, so if a uuid is a URI
    it is straightforward to use in an href. If the uuid is not
    a URI the href is more complex, probably requiring the
    document URL, which, given an id must also be present, would
    make the uuid pointless. (This comment applies for uuids
    in general. In JDeveloper we've taken uuids to be URIs.)

    Additionally, it is impossible for an importing tool to ensure
    arbitrary string uuids generated by different exporting tools
    are unique. A standard URI scheme gives some hope that if two
    uuids are the same, they are the same object.

  • Reported: XMI 2.1.1 — Fri, 13 Jul 2012 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — XMI 2.4
  • Disposition Summary:

    Requiring that UUIDs be URIs would be a drastic change beyond the powers of an
    RTF. Also, such a change would break almost any existing tool implementation and
    is therefore discouraged.
    Disposition: Closed – No Change

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 23:16 GMT