You may know how sometimes a hash in a URL may be in UUID format, which consists of groups of hex values separated by hyphens. In UUID format, I have come to learn that this hash takes the form:
8-4-4-4-12 for a total of 32 characters. However, I came across a URL that had a hash for a request parameter that looked like this:
Notice that this format is 8-4-4-4-16.
Now, I was wondering if this is actually a UUID format or if this is something else entirely. It should be noted that the name of the request parameter was cid, so I don't know if "cid" is an alternative to UUID or something like that.
Also, regardless of whether it is UUID or not, how do you convert this type of hash into a normal hash with no hyphens (by that, I mean to say that I want to convert it to the output that you would get from simply using a hashing algorithm like MD5 or SHA-1 or something like that)?