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On Friday, Nov 1, 2002, at 19:00 America/Montreal, Tony Hain wrote:
Current identifiers are not globally unique either. www.<foo>.com
But since there is no way to ensure that an identifier is globally
unique, the only way to accomplish the goal is to couple them to
describe 'this identifier at this location'. If the location is not
stable, the static description is not stable.
where it is implemented as a set of servers behind a load balancer
is a trivial counter-example.
So I submit that we don't need "globally unique" identifiers". We do
"probabilistically unique" identifiers with a sufficiently high (<< 1)
This is an *important* point.