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Re: [xml-dev] Packaging (was Re: [xml-dev] Interoperability)
DIME will certainly be worth thinking about in a couple of years when (?)
there are implementations available on many different platforms,
but I think going with the current winner would be more viral.
If one of the values for XML is that one can hack it together in a text
editor, then I think it is consistent if an "XAR" similarly would use
the most common technology.
So the spec should be something that a vendor can look at and
say "well, this will only take me a hour or two to program in:open
a ZIP file, look for files with well-known extensions, load those, and
register the files with apropriate schema choosing mechanism"
at the least.
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Clark" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 17, 2001 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Packaging (was Re: [xml-dev] Interoperability)
> Another format that should be considered is DIME:
> It seems pleasantly simple and well-designed. You can stream it for both
> input and output. It is being used by the Web Services Routing Protocol
> so will probably get implemented quite widely.
> To use DIME as the XML packaging mechanism, the first record in the DIME
> package would be meta-data, presumably in some XML format. On the hand it
> doesn't provide random access.
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