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From Brian>
Subject Re: UUID on other platforms
Date Tue, 19 Jun 2012 20:04:23 GMT
Ya for sure cookies tend to get used that way. Really they are a
persistence mechanism and any value in them is...well, any value you
want, like say, a guid! =)

Still think this is an app developer concern and good candidate for
removal within the scope of the vision. Many apps dont even need this
capability. (At first)

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Jesse <> wrote:
> uuid is essentially to identify an application install on a particular
> device.
> It makes sense in an installed app context, though not in a web-app context.
> The web-app comparison would probably be cookies, which do not work
> consistently across devices.
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:
>> > ...the more things we simply offload to call 'app
>> > developer concerns' the less anyone will need our framework. IMHO this
>> > would be pursuing the 'cease to exist' mantra from the wrong direction.
>> how so? should we be advocating adding a unique identifier to web
>> browser apis? (don't think it'll get much traction!)
> --
> @purplecabbage

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