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   Re: What is a document?

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  • From: "Clark C. Evans" <clark.evans@manhattanproject.com>
  • To: Didier PH Martin <martind@netfolder.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 07:33:36 -0500 (EST)

On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Didier PH Martin wrote:
> Continuing the reflection on biztalk like XML formats, a question occurred
> in my mind: In a biztalk like message, what is the document?

I'm not sure that the BizTalk approach is all that wise.

It seems that choosing MIME would have been far better.
Thus, the message contains two documents; a BizTalk
routing document and the 'content' document.  This allows 
for other routing protocols to be used with the 
message -- simply add another document to the binder.

This reminds me of Red Hat's RPM format.  They could
have simply used pkzip or gzip and included a MANIFEST 
section... just like Java's JAR files, which IMHO, 
is the right way to do it.

;) Clark

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