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Re: [xsl] question about generate-id()
Subject: Re: [xsl] question about generate-id()|
From: Mark Howe <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:59:07 +0200
Andrew Welch to Mark Howe:
>> Is there a good reason why a conforming implementation of
>> couldn't return a UUID or similar?
> ...but it could still conflict with an existing user created id
> (however unlikely, but that is the theme of the thread)
"Unlikely" in this case is in the order of "maybe once, on any one
planet, at any point in the lifetime of the universe". As one of our
team pointed out when we first considered this solution ourselves, if
that level of probability is an issue, you need to be worrying about
cosmic rays and quantum-level events in your XSLT code.