Other Nonstandard UUIDs

Sometimes, you might encounter a string that looks like a UUID but doesn’t follow the RFC 4122 specification. Take this string, for example:


At a glance, this looks like a valid UUID, but the variant bits don’t match RFC 4122. Instead of throwing a validation exception, ramsey/uuid will assume this is a UUID, since it fits the format and has 128 bits, but it will represent it as a Ramsey\Uuid\Nonstandard\Uuid.

Create an instance of Nonstandard\Uuid from a non-RFC 4122 UUID
use Ramsey\Uuid\Uuid;

$uuid = Uuid::fromString('d95959bc-2ff5-43eb-fccd-14883ba8f174');

    "Class: %s\nUUID: %s\nVersion: %d\nVariant: %s\n",

This will create a Nonstandard\Uuid from the given string and print out a few details about it. It will look something like this:

Class: Ramsey\Uuid\Nonstandard\Uuid
UUID: d95959bc-2ff5-43eb-fccd-14883ba8f174
Version: 0
Variant: 7

Note that the version is 0. Since the variant is 7, and there is no formal specification for this variant of UUID, ramsey/uuid has no way of knowing what type of UUID this is.