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On Tue, 2002-02-12 at 17:19, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:
> >DIME's encapsulating multiple pieces in a single message, and
> >dealing with the complexity of mixing binary and textual
> >content. That's more than I want, even though it's a nice
> >step down from much of what's out there. At this point I just
> >want to send XML - I'll even happily restrict it to UTF-16 XML
> >and call it a day.
> FWIW, knowing the size (and maybe type) of various pieces is generally a
> nice feature and even though you can do it in many ways, this seems to
> be sort of the thing you want to keep simple. In at least some contexts,
> simple is related to having the information up front in an easily
> accessible manner similar to what DIME attempts to do.
Sure - that's great design IF you want to send to send multiple pieces
of various types. I was merely saying that I don't want to send
multiple pieces of various types, and therefore don't need or want those
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