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   RE: Microsoft's DISCO proposal and XML packaging

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  • From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
  • To: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 12:21:16 +0200

> From: Matt Sergeant [mailto:matt@sergeant.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 12:22 PM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: RE: Microsoft's DISCO proposal and XML packaging

> > I don't agree. Building a framework around XML based web
> services and then
> > to require that for service discovery you need a full-blown HTML parser
> > doesn't make sense. Think about PDAs, embedded devices etc.
> If an embedded device cares about a HTML link, then its going to have an
> HTML parser. If it doesn't care about HTML, then its not going to be
> requesting these resources, its going to be requesting WAP or other
> lightweight XML resources.
> However see my other post on this draft.

I understand the draft that it can happen that the "disco" service
description document is hidden behind an HTML entity body -- so even if a
device doesn't know anything about HTML (because it is only interested in
XML based web services), it would be required to parse the text/html body in
order to find the XML-parseable service description. This doesn't seem to
make sense...

Am I missing something?


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