A Very Boring Update

Episode GUIDs are now properly globally unique! Yay?

According to Dave Winer, episode <guid> tags were never meant to represent IDs that are truly globally unique, and this was simply a “bad choice of terminology”. That is, it is simply enough for the episode GUIDs to be unique within the podcast feed.

However, global uniqueness can be useful and is one of the recommendations of the Podcasting 2.0 project. Thus, from today, we are moving towards UUIDv5 GUIDs that are generated from our domain (rssblue.com), podcast slug, and an identifier associated with the episode.

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