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RFC 4122, "A Universally Unique IDentifier (UUID) URN Namespace", July 2005

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 4975

Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Joseph Boon
Date Reported: 2017-03-22

Section 4.1 says:

The UUID format is 16 octets; some bits of the eight octet variant 
field specified below determine finer structure.

It should say:

The UUID format is 16 octets; some bits of the variant 
field specified below determine finer structure.

Notes:

The original wording implies the variant field is 8 octets long. It is between 1 and 3 bits long. An alternative correction would be:

"The UUID format is 16 octets; some bits of the variant
field in octet 8 specified below determine finer structure."

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