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JDK-5064537 : UUID.nameUUID(String, UUID) method to correspond to declaration in IETF

Details
Type:
Bug
Submit Date:
2004-06-17
Status:
Open
Updated Date:
2008-08-18
Project Name:
JDK
Resolved Date:
Component:
core-libs
OS:
windows_2000
Sub-Component:
java.util
CPU:
x86
Priority:
P4
Resolution:
Unresolved
Affected Versions:
5.0
Targeted Versions:

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Description
Name: js151677			Date: 06/17/2004


FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
jdk-1_5_0-beta3-bin-b55-solaris-sparc-apidocs-09_jun_2004

ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
All / Generic

A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
This is a follow up to previously filed report: "internal review ID of: 275617"

I've confirmed with Rich Salz (IETF author of http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-mealling-uuid-urn-03.txt) that the spirit of UUID#nameUUIDfromString() and UUID#nameUUIDfromBytes() signature is a name, *AND* a namespace UUID.

The following is part of the email conversation
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TR>I had a few questions regarding the version 3 UUID:

TR> 1) Sun's new java jdk 1.5 beta has introduced a UUID class. Javadocs url: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/UUID.html
My question is that unless I'm misunderstanding the draft-mealling-uuid-urn-03.txt document, Sun's name based UUID has an incorrect method signature. They have UUID.nameUUIDFromString(String) - I've filed a bug report with Sun's bug parade suggesting the correct signature is a String and a UUID. Unless I'm way off, the IETF draft suggests a name _and_ a UUID for the namespace for such a method?

RS> You are correct, the function maps (uuid,string) to (uuid).
For example, suppose you want to assign a uuid to every host in DNS?

REGRESSION.  Last worked in version tiger-beta2

EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
EXPECTED -
Expected signatures of:

static UUID nameUUIDFromBytes(byte[] name, UUID namespace)
          Static factory to retrieve a type 3 (name based) UUID based on the specified byte array.
static UUID nameUUIDFromString(String name, UUID namespace)
          Static factory to retrieve a type 3 (name based) UUID based on the specified String.

ACTUAL -
Need second parameter - a namespace UUID of these methods is missing:

static UUID nameUUIDFromBytes(byte[] name)
          Static factory to retrieve a type 3 (name based) UUID based on the specified byte array.
static UUID nameUUIDFromString(String name)
          Static factory to retrieve a type 3 (name based) UUID based on the specified String.


REPRODUCIBILITY :
This bug can be reproduced always.

---------- BEGIN SOURCE ----------
http://cvs.apache.org/viewcvs.cgi/jakarta-commons-sandbox/id/src/test/org/apache/commons/id/uuid/UUIDTest.java?view=markup
See junit test case method  testNameUUIDFromString()

  See also
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-mealling-uuid-urn-03.txt
Appendix A - Sample Implementation

IMPORTANT - During testing of the Apache commons-id implementation I found a bug in the Appendix A - Sample Implementation from Mealling URN 03. The sample C code has a "no assignment made" error in the lton/hton function calls. The result is differing outputs on little endian and big endian systems. Changing the code to actually make an assignment during these calls yields the following corrected Appendix B:

Appendix B. Appendix B - Sample output of utest.c

    uuid_create(): e74453f0-bdf6-11d8-999b-c3a6ad2ff088
    uuid_compare(u,u): 0
    uuid_compare(u, NameSpace_DNS): 1
    uuid_compare(NameSpace_DNS, u): -1
    uuid_create_from_name(): 3d813cbb-47fb-32ba-91df-831e1593ac29

---------- END SOURCE ----------
(Incident Review ID: 280341) 
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EVALUATION

This will have to be added in a future release.
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