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- From: Tom Harding <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML-Dev Mailing list <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 12:42:01 -0800
David Megginson wrote:
> 1. Use a non-XML mechanism for separating XML packets -- that way,
> there's not a tight dependency between the stream-handler and the
> parser (the stream handler knows the bounds of each packet without
> doing any XML parsing).
What bit sequence would you use as a separator and how would you ensure that no conceivable
encoding would produce it spuriously?
> 2. Separate information about the packages from the packets
> themselves. The information could be linear, or it could itself be
> XML packets of a different sort. You should not have to parse an
> entire packet to know its sequencing, etc.
How could you terminate a document with another doc element? The only thing allowed after all
legitimate Misc markup at the end of a document is more Misc markup.
> Putting a PI in the XML packet itself seems a little awkward to me.
How about thinking of it as a "network-ready" document? Or if you like, explicitly define a
"packet" as such a document.
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