XML-proof UIDs

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Nov 14 05:52:52 EST 2003

Does anyone have robust code to generate globally unique IDs which won't break XML parsing,
and work on several platforms?

I was thinking of using an entropy pool to seed a cryptographic PRNG, used to
generate a sequence of SHA-1 hashes, dumped to an XML-armored representation.


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