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From Antony Blakey <>
Subject Re: Why sequential document ids? [was: Re: What's the speed(performance) of couchdb?]
Date Sat, 28 Feb 2009 13:42:17 GMT

On 28/02/2009, at 4:41 AM, Chris Anderson wrote:

> I wonder if there's a way to get roughly ascending uuids (v1-ish)
> without the security issues that come from having the originating node
> permanently inscribed on each document...

What security issues are you thinking of?

I ask because (NodeId, Sequence#) gives a form of global partial  
ordering that can be useful, within the constraints of no global time.

Antony Blakey
CTO, Linkuistics Pty Ltd
Ph: 0438 840 787

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