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   Re: XML Transport Mechanism

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  • From: "Jonathan Borden" <jborden@mediaone.net>
  • To: "Carl Schei" <carl@catapultt.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 11:38:05 -0400

Carl Schei wrote:

>>If I were to develop an application that could
>> receive/deliver requests in XML Format, how exactly would it
>> the XML Data?
>> I can think of,
>> 1/
>> Flat Files. An Application generates an XML File which is sent to the
>> another application to read and parse.

>> 2/
>> Over HTTP. An application will generate an XML stream that will be passed
>> via HTTP to a listening application. How exactly would this work -
>> specifically in Java? Is there a standard way of opening up an HTTP
>> connection and piping down the XML? Unfortunately I am not familiar with
>> java.net.* classes.

    The XML data is placed into the body of the MIME message which is an
HTTP request and/or response. This allows XML to be transmitted by SMTP as
well. You can use a standard Content-Type: "text/xml" or "application/xml to
indicate that the body is in XML format.

Jonathan Borden

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