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- From: Walter Underwood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: "Jeffrey E. Sussna" <email@example.com>, "'John Cowan'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'XML Dev'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 14:58:33 -0800
At 02:27 PM 2/19/99 -0800, Jeffrey E. Sussna wrote:
>I think this issue needs to be addressed. It may be the case that
>the stream contains, not one, but many documents, where each
>information "packet" is a document. Or perhaps the afore-mentioned
>notion of "document fragment" is introduced, and each packet is a
>fragment. But it will definitely be necessary to support this kind
>of processing in some manner.
"will definitely"? Any stream has to start, and ought to be able
to end gracefully. Why not start and stop once in a while for
resyncronization? A series of document-packets (packuments?)
should work fine.
On the other hand, I'm not sure that XML must be used to solve
every problem. It's beyond me what we gain by incompatibly
re-implementing RPC, SQL, Java class files, or whatever in XML.
Let's solve some new problems.
If we don't let go of the XML hammer once in a while, everything
starts to look like a thumb.
Walter R. Underwood
http://software.infoseek.com/cce/ (my product)
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