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

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 9562

Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 6225
Status: Reported
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Daniel Marschall
Date Reported: 2020-07-07

Section 4.3 says:

ISO Object IDs (OIDs)

It should say:

Object Identifiers (OIDs)


An Object Identifier (OID) is an identification mechanism jointly developed by ITU-T and ISO/IEC.

It makes no sense saying that it is an "ISO OID". Actually, it can be very confusing, because people could think that "ISO OID" means an OID which is a descendant of { iso(1) }, which would exclude OIDs descending from { itu-t(0) } and { joint-iso-itu-t(2) }.

Also in Appendix C, "Name string is an ISO OID" should be changed to "Name string is an OID".

Maybe it would also be good to mention how the OID should be formatted. I guess the intention of the author is the normal dot-notation "2.999" which is passed as ASCII text to the name-based UUID generation function.

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